Since March 1984, it was never about Pat Bowlen.
From the second the man referred to as “Mr. B” bought the Denver Broncos for $78 million, it was about the Broncos. Despite the fact he wore the best fur coats and aviator sunglasses, Bowlen was in the shadows. Doing anything and everything he could to turn the Broncos into the pinnacle franchise he craved and knew the fans wanted. Doing anything and everything he could to turn the NFL into the behemoth it is today.
When the Broncos finally reached the zenith of the sport in January 1998, Mr. B put the focus off of himself, again, when he said, “This one’s for John.”
Nearly 35 years after he bought the Broncos, it’s finally about Mr. B.
Pat Bowlen is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Without Mr. B, what we see today with the Broncos doesn’t exist. The NFL isn’t what it is today without him. His resume speaks for itself, and the 48 members of the selection committee got it right.
For the players, members of the organization and the fans, thank you, Mr. B.
This one is finally about you.