The fight for Pat Bowlen got tougher in early December.
According to multiple reports, Bowlen suffered a blood clot and was briefly hospitalized on Dec. 6. 9 News reports he was released two months ago. There was no indication of where the blood clot was located or exactly how long the Broncos' longtime owner was in the hospital.
The good news is that Bowlen is back home recovering with his family and "doing much better," according to the 9 News report.
Bowlen, 71, is battling Alzeheimer's and hasn't run the teams' daily operations since 2014.
It was because of his health that Bowlen resigned control of the team to President and CEO Joe Ellis, who has managed the daily operations since then. General Manager and Executive Vice President John Elway handles the football decisions for the organization.
Ownership of the Broncos remains in the Pat Bowlen Trust, established more than a decade ago to eventually transfer ownership of the team to one of Bowlen's seven children.
There's been a lot of talk the last two weeks about how "This one's for Pat." This may only strengthen that belief two days out from Super Bowl 50.