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A Broncos star got a text from his son that almost made up for the blowout loss

These two are about to hang out so hard now that football season’s over.


Chase Hoffberger


Posted on Feb 3, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 7:32 pm CDT

Everything about Super Bowl XLVIII was awful for the Denver Broncos. Except for the fact that their kids all still love them. 

Reeling from the 43-8 beatdown, the once-high-flying Broncos squad suffered at the hands of Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Defensive end Shaun Phillips sent a text message to his son Jaylen, telling him he was sorry he played so poorly.

Jaylen responded with something Phillips didn’t expect: “It’s ok daddy u r still my hero.” 

Sorry we let you guys down. Messages like this is the I my thing that make me feel better.

— Shaun Phillips (@ShaunPhillips95) February 3, 2014

Phillips posted the correspondence to Twitter a few minutes later, writing, “Sorry we let you guys down. Messages like this … make me feel better.” 

The message has been retweeted more than 4,200 times, which is cool, but not as cool as the idea of how hard these two are going to hang out for the next few weeks. Football season’s over, and Daddy’s coming home.

Photo via Shaun Phillips/Twitter

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*First Published: Feb 3, 2014, 11:57 am CST