Patriots players amazed by crowds at Super Bowl victory parade: 'This is beyond my expectations'


Apparently Boston doesn't get tired of parades.

Patriots fans packed the streets of Boston on an unseasonably warm February day Tuesday to celebrate the Patriots following their win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Dozens of duck boats carrying players and staff went through the typical parade route, Boylston Street to Tremont Street, then past Boston Common and City Hall Plaza, where the crowds were up to 25 or 30 deep at some points. The noise was deafening at times.

“Honestly, I thought it was just going to be a float,” running back Rex Burkhead said afterwards. “Get through, see everyone cheering and stuff. But this thing is just crazy. It’s unreal. Pretty unbelievable.”

Stephon Gilmore added: “This is beyond my expectations. I didn’t see this coming. This is a great opportunity. We’re Super Bowl champions, and its great for the city of Boston.”

For highlights of the day, click here.