Longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, a Hall of Fame electee, dies at 75

Jon Heath, Broncos Wire
Published 3:33 a.m. ET June 14, 2019


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Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, a three-time Super Bowl winner who was to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, died Thursday night at 75, the team said.

Since Bowlen purchased the team from Edgar Kaiser in 1984, the Broncos have had 354 overall wins (third-most in the NFL), 18 playoff berths, 13 division titles, seven Super Bowl appearances and three Super Bowl victories.

The franchise’s 21 winning seasons and 18 postseason appearances are the most under a single owner in the NFL since 1984. Denver has also sold out 300 consecutive games under Bowlen’s ownership.

“A huge reason that I came to Denver was I knew Mr. Bowlen was all about winning,” quarterback Peyton Manning told KMGH-TV in May. “And I knew that I was on the clock and wasn’t going to be able to play 12 more years. I knew the Broncos were about winning and winning now.”

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