Pat Bowlen

Owner

Pat Bowlen

21 Winning Seasons
13 Division Titles
9 Conference Championships
7 Super Bowl Appearances
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21

Winning Seasons

13

Division Titles

9

Conference Championships

7

Super Bowl Appearances
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(Oklahoma)...Boweln's tenure of ownership is undoubtedly one of the most successful periods for any team in the league ... Bowlen has guided the Broncos to great success as the club has posted second-highest regular-season winning percentage of any NFL team ... The Broncos have achieved 21 winning seasons, 13 division titles, nine conference championship berths and seven Super Bowl appearances during the Bowlen era … Born October 13, 1942 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

BIO

Pat Bowlen Denver Broncos

Pat Bowlen's tenure of ownership is undoubtedly one of the most successful periods for any team in the league. Bowlen also served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Broncos from the time he purchased the club in 1984 until July 2014.

Bowlen has guided the Broncos to great success as the club has posted second-highest regular-season winning percentage of any NFL team (.603 / 327-215-1) – and the third-highest winning percentage in American professional sports. The Broncos have achieved 21 winning seasons, 13 division titles, nine conference championship berths and seven Super Bowl appearances during the Bowlen era.

The Broncos have sold out every game since Week 1 of 1970 and under Bowlen’s leadership, the team has more than 400 consecutive sellouts.

Bowlen is the only owner in NFL history to achieve 300 overall victories during his first 30 seasons. Under his leadership, the Broncos had an incredible run of success. The franchise has won three Super Bowls – XXXII, XXXIII and 50. The Broncos also claimed seven AFC championships under Bowlen (1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2013 and 2015).

Bowlen was elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2015 and is a member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. His outstanding contributions to the Broncos as well as the National Football League has established him as one of the greatest and most influential contributors in league history.

            In addition to his role with the Broncos, Bowlen was a key figure in securing the league’s labor and TV contracts. He served as co-chair of the NFL Management Council Executive Committee from 2001-2011 and formerly chaired the prestigious NFL Broadcasting Committee.

In his role as Chair of the NFL Broadcast Committee, Bowlen was responsible for the negotiations on the NFL’s $18 billion TV contract, the most lucrative single-sport contract in history.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Pat Bowlen's Championship Games

Championship Teams

1984 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division champions)

1986 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division, AFC champions)

1987 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division, AFC champions)

1989 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division, AFC champions)

1991 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division champions)

1996 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division champions)

1997 Denver Broncos (AFC, Super Bowl XXXII champions)

1998 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division, AFC, Super Bowl XXXIII champions)

2005 Denver Broncos (AFC West Division champions)
          
2011 Denver Broncos (AFC West Division champions)

2012 Denver Broncos (AFC West Division champions)

2013 Denver Broncos (AFC West Division, AFC champions)

2014 Denver Broncos (AFC West Division champions)

2015 Denver Broncos (AFC West Division champions, AFC, Super Bowl 50 champions)



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Pat Bowlen's Career Highlights

Year-by-Year Team Records

1984    Denver Broncos........ 13-3-0   (1st)

1985    Denver Broncos.......... 11-5-0   (2nd)

1986    Denver Broncos........ 11-5-0   (1st)

1987    Denver Broncos........ 10-4-1   (1st)

1988    Denver Broncos............ 8-8-0   (2nd)

1989    Denver Broncos........ 11-5-0   (1st)

1990    Denver Broncos.......... 5-11-0   (5th)

1991    Denver Broncos........ 12-4-0   (1st)

1992    Denver Broncos............ 8-8-0   (3rd)

1993    Denver Broncos.......... 9-7-0   (3rd)

1994    Denver Broncos............ 7-9-0   (4th)

1995    Denver Broncos............ 8-8-0   (4th)

1996    Denver Broncos........ 13-3-0   (1st)

1997    Denver Broncos........ 12-4-0   (2nd)

1998    Denver Broncos........ 14-2-0   (1st)

1999    Denver Broncos.......... 6-10-0   (5th)

2000    Denver Broncos........ 11-5-0   (2nd)

2001    Denver Broncos............ 8-8-0   (3rd)

2002    Denver Broncos............ 9-7-0   (2nd)

2003    Denver Broncos........ 10-6-0   (2nd)

2004    Denver Broncos........ 10-6-0   (2nd)

2005    Denver Broncos........ 13-3-0   (1st)

2006    Denver Broncos............ 9-7-0   (3rd)

2007    Denver Broncos............ 7-9-0   (2nd)

2008    Denver Broncos............ 8-8-0   (2nd)

2009    Denver Broncos............ 8-8-0   (2nd)

2010    Denver Broncos.......... 4-12-0   (4th)

2011    Denver Broncos.......... 8-8-0   (1st)

2012    Denver Broncos........ 13-3-0   (1st)

2013    Denver Broncos........ 13-3-0   (1st)

2014    Denver Broncos........ 12-4-0   (1st)

2015    Denver Broncos........ 12-4-0   (1st)

2016    Denver Broncos............ 9-7-0   (3rd)

2017    Denver Broncos.......... 5-11-0   (4th)

2018    Denver Broncos          6-10-0 (3rd)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Pat Bowlen's Career Capsule

Full Name: Patrick Dennis Bowlen

Birthdate: Oct. 13, 1942

Birthplace: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin                    

High School: Campion Jesuit Catholic High School



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