The New York Giants have released a statement regarding the passing of longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.
It’s been a sad end of the week thus far in the NFL. On Thursday, longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen passed away at the age of 75. Bowlen previously went through a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The loss hit the entire league hard, as Bowlen was a very influential team owner for years. He took a franchise that was on the edge of bankruptcy and became one of the most successful owners in the history of the league.
On Friday, the New York Giants released a statement regarding the passing of Bowlen.
Statement from #NYGiants on @Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen. pic.twitter.com/Zmu6gsgNZG
— New York Giants (@Giants) June 14, 2019
Former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning also expressed his condolences for the organization and discussed the times he shared with Bowlen, per Andie Hagemann of NFL.com.
“I was usually one of the last to leave the facility during that time,” Manning said. “I say, ‘I thought I was the last to leave,’ but Mr. Bowlen was still there. He’d usually be in the training room on the elliptical, and I would go in there and have conversations with him. He was asking me if we found a place to live yet, and I remember once I told him we found a place to live, he told me he used to live right near there, and we talked a little about that. Just short, brief conversations, and I enjoyed that time with him.”
Despite his passing, Bowlen will leave a lasting impact on the Broncos and the NFL, as a whole. He was a fantastic owner for years, and one of the most inspirational owners in all of professional sports when you look at what he was able to do for the Broncos.
Our condolences are with the Broncos organization, Bowlen’s friends, and the entire Bowlen family.