Newly acquired tight end Vernon Davis met with the media after his first practice with the Broncos, and he told reporters that he was "excited" to be apart of the Broncos offense.
.@VernonDavis85: "Last night I was laying in my bed, and I couldn't sleep. I was thinking, 'This is Kubiak, Peyton ....' I can't wait."— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 4, 2015
Davis said he couldn't sleep because he was so excited to be with quarterback Peyton Manning and Head Coach Gary Kubiak.
"It's very exciting, I can't wait. Last night, I was just lying in my bed and I just couldn't sleep. I couldn't sleep. I was like, 'I'm here in Denver with Kubiak and Peyton. This is going to be fantastic."
Davis said he had no idea that the Broncos had interest in him and that he was "very surprised" when he found out from San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke.
"I was very surprised. The GM called me and said, 'Come in.' I went in and it kind of feels like I was about to get traded. I sat there and he was like, 'Denver is very, very interested in you.' I said, 'Really?' I was kind of excited at the same time. I was like, 'Wow, Denver? Really? That'd be an amazing place to go to, I mean Peyton Manning's there. Are you kidding me?' It was a very emotional day for me during that time, telling everyone goodbye and my teammates, seeing them for the last time. I had to really just gather myself for a moment and come to the realization that I'm going to Denver. We pulled the trigger and the next thing you know, I'm a Bronco."
It's exciting to see Davis's excitement about joining the Broncos, but it's safe to assume why he is excited. He is leaving a dumpster fire in San Francisco and is joining a Super Bowl contender with the Denver Broncos.
Davis told reporters that there's no better feeling than playing for a contender like the Broncos.
"Yes. That feeling—I can remember the feeling just being in that moment in the playoffs and Super Bowl. There's nothing like it. That's the only reason why we play this game. To be here—I can feel the energy. There are so many leaders on this team. That's what it takes. It takes that. You have to have leaders and guys that are willing to come out, work hard and just get better. Even in the locker room, everyone is extremely nice. Everyone's together. The synergy is there. It's all there and you can feel it. The first day I walked in, I was like, 'Wow. I can feel it,' and when I got here, no one was even here. I could just feel the environment. It's just a beautiful thing. I'm ecstatic to be here today. Hopefully, I can remain here."
Hopefully, Davis will be a big piece for the Broncos going forward and help them reach and win the Super Bowl this season.
His first chance with the Broncos will come against his brother(cornerback Vontae Davis) and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
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