Brittany Bowlen has taken a position with the Denver Broncos, and is one step closer to a role in ownership, succeeding her late father.
Brittany Bowlen is one step closer to the role that many hope she will one day fulfill: ownership with the Denver Broncos.
From the sounds of it, it has been in the works for the young Bowlen daughter to join the team as an employee for some time now. Most are likely familiar with the idea that Brittany Bowlen has been the favorite to take over ownership, a position that has been battled over since Pat Bowlen was forced to step down due to his Alzheimers diagnosis in 2013.
It is no secret that there has been a rift between the seven Bowlen siblings for a stake in the team that has been family to them since their father took it over in the 1980’s that has surely caused stress and heartache to their family, especially Annabel Bowlen, the wife of Pat Bowlen, who announced in June 2018 that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimers as well.
Unfortunately, much of the bad press surrounding the Bowlen family has been brought on by Johnny Bowlen, who has voiced his disapproval with the unlikelihood that he will ever take the team over.
However, between arrests and strange drunken videos with Vance Joseph in what appeared to be a strip club, it does not appear that Johnny Bowlen would ever be able to handle taking on the franchise his father built from the ground up.
Despite the ongoing feud between the Bowlen siblings, all but Johnny showed out to their father’s Hall of Fame induction in August, a touching scene, especially considering the circumstances. For even just a day, the feud was put aside to remember the amazing man that raised them and was the heart of the Denver Broncos.
Brittany Bowlen still has a ways to go before she is able to take the reins of the Denver Broncos. She must serve five years in senior management, and must be approved via the trustees, her siblings and her uncle. She must also be approved by the majority of NFL owners, and must secure 24 of 31 votes to take ownership. (via the Denver Post).
In 2010, Pat Bowlen sat down with Woody Paige and told him that while Brittany was the only child who had expressed interest in succeeding him at the time, she was his first choice, anyway.
While many have felt that perhaps the team would be better off out of the hands of the Bowlen family, perhaps we should trust the judgement of the man who made this franchise into what it is. With his accomplishments and contributions not just to the Denver Broncos, but to the NFL, if he put his faith in his daughter, that must say something.