Wade Phillips’ Super Bowl ring had the wrong name on it

The Broncos’ defensive coordinator’s Super Bowl ring was inscribed with the name “Peters” — not Phillips.
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It took Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips roughly 40 years to earn his first Super Bowl ring. There was just a slight problem with the one Phillips was finally awarded, though: It was inscribed with the wrong name.

Phillips broke into the NFL in 1976 as the Houston Oilers' linebacker coach, and though his career has included many highs, he wasn’t part of a Super Bowl winning team until the Broncos beat the Panthers in February.

So it was understandable that Phillips seemed overjoyed Sunday night, when the Broncos received their Super Bowl rings in a ceremony at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos’ 5.05-carrot rings included 194 diamonds and 18 sapphires.

Phillips told reporters Monday that the name on his ring read “Peters.” Woops. Phillips noted via Twitter that Jostens, the jewelry company that made the rings, would correct the error.

Just a little while longer and Phillips will finally own the correctly inscribed Super Bowl ring he's been chasing for four decades.

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