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    President Barack Obama holds up a Denver Broncos jersey presented to him as a gift by Annabel Bowlen (R), wife of Broncos m

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    Provided by cnnnext.comrnU.S.

    President Barack Obama holds up a Denver Broncos jersey presented to him as a gift by Annabel Bowlen (R), wife of Broncos majority owner Pat Bowlen, while welcoming the National Football League Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos to the White House Rose Garden on June 6, 2016 in Washington, DC.

    The Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.rnLast season, the Broncos won an NFL-record 11 games by a touchdown or less.

    And you don’t do that without one of the greatest defenses of all time,” said Obama, who later tweaked future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning as “this guy from the commercials.”rnIt doesn’t matter whether you need insurance, pizza, a Buick — you basically can stock your whole household with stuff this guy is selling,” said Obama, drawing laughs from the small crowd.rnrnThe afternoon ceremony in the Rose Garden was part of a whirlwind day for the Broncos, many of whom flew from Colorado in the morning only to return home Monday night after meeting the president and taking a tour of the White House.rnrnAs thanks, the team presented the 44th president with a Broncos jersey adorned with the number 44, as well as a helmet autographed by the team.

    “I need a helmet,” Obama said.

    “You get knocked around here in Washington quite a bit.rnrnOn hand for the celebration were several members of Colorado’s congressional delegation.

    U.S.

    Sens.

    Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner were there, as well as U.S.

    Reps.

    Ed Perlmutter, Doug Lamborn and Jared Polis.

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