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Chicago Bears owner Dan Gilbert is celebrating a championship he helped to win with his NFL franchise, but it isn’t his team.
Gilbert said he and his wife have never celebrated a championship with the Chicago Bears, but he and the NFL have.
The league has not yet released the trophy for the championship in 2019.
Instead, he is holding a candlelight vigil in the Windy City for his team, which beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday to win their first title since 2002.
The win is a step closer for Gilbert, who is now trying to win back his former team.
The Bears are 0-3 since the 2006 season, but Gilbert is still trying to make it back to the playoffs after missing a team-record 38 consecutive games with a knee injury that cost him his season opener.
He will host the game in Chicago this weekend and will wear a Broncos jersey for the occasion.
The NFL is expected to announce a schedule for the 2017 championship in mid-October.
Gilberts team is now the best-ranked NFL franchise in terms of wins and is No. 1 in the AFC North.
The Broncos are also expected to be in the mix, as Gilbert has spent time scouting for the team this offseason.
The Broncos will host a charity game at Mile High Stadium on Sept. 3.