Bowlen has been integral to the Broncos’ franchise.
In 1984, Pat Bowlen purchased the Denver Broncos for $78 Million. Currently, Forbes estimates the franchise is worth over $1.1 Billion.
Over the last 30 years, Bowlen’s Broncos have appeared in a whopping six Super Bowls and won a pair of rings. Bowlen’s legacy, however, was created by his team-first attitude.
Today, the Broncos announced that Bowlen is battling Alzheimer’s disease and will be stepping back. President Joe Ellis will take over “with full authority on all matters.“
“The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be part of the team’s daily operations due to his condition. We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to ‘Mr. B,’ who has faced Alzheimer’s disease with such dignity and strength.”
The Broncos are where they are today because of Bowlen’s high standards. Denver will be on the hunt to add a third ring during Bowlen’s tenure.