The Denver Broncos will have two new members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as owner Pat Bowlen and cornerback Champ Bailey will be enshrined in August.
Owner Pat Bowlen will enter as a contributor for all of his hard work as the chief owner of the Denver Broncos for so many years. Also entering the Hall of Fame is one of the best cornerbacks to play the game of football. Champ Bailey will be joining Mr. Bowlen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019.
Ever since he took over the team in 1984, Pat Bowlen has been able to provide a team from the AFL and make them into one of the more well known franchise’s in the NFL today. From their three Super Bowl appearances in the 1980s to winning three of the last four Super Bowls they have played in, Pat Bowlen has provided much success to the Denver Broncos organization. We are very excited that after such a long wait.
Joining him is Champ Bailey, who was one of the best shutdown corners in the game. For ten years, he did his part to make sure that the wide receivers he covered had no answer for him. It just made no sense trying to throw in his direction.
He recorded 52 interceptions and returned four of them for touchdowns. One of his most memorable moments was his 100 yard interception against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round for the 2005 season.
Pat Bowlen and Champ Bailey will join John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Davis, Floyd Little, and Gary Zimmerman in Pro Football history. Congradulations again to both Mr. Bowlen and Champ Bailey. What a honor and well deserved.