Three-time Super Bowl champion and owner of the Denver Broncos Pat Bowlen has passed away Thursday night at the age of 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
The long-time owner won Super Bowl titles with the Broncos in 1997-98, 1998-99, and 2015-16 seasons.
According to the Broncos team website and referred to as “Mr. B,” he also had an annual tradition of predicting a Super Bowl championship and a 19-0 record before training camp begins.
Bowlen had a long list of accolades including being selected to Denver’s team Hall of Fame in 2015, as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.
He was also the first owner in NFL history to lead a team to four different Super Bowls with four different head coaches (Dan Reeves, Mike Shanahan, John Fox, and Gary Kubiak).
Last season, Bowlen moved into fifth place all-time in NFL History among total wins as a principal owner.
Mr. B is survived by his wife, Annabel, his seven children, and numerous grandchildren.
A full press statement by the family via Denver 7 News is listed in a tweet below.
Pat Bowlen is arguably the most important figure in Colorado sports history.— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) June 14, 2019
The entire state is better off because he bought the Broncos.
His legacy will live on forever.
Oh, and he was an absolute boss. pic.twitter.com/4TqQFhKAnk