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It’s been an offseason with changes in Mile High City. And it’s not entirely official, but the Denver Broncos are popping up on the brink of new ownership.
It is one of the original eight franchises born in the American Football League. The Denver Broncos debuted in 1960 and after a tough start have been one of the league’s most successful teams.
It goes back to the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, and only the Pittsburgh Steelers (495), Dallas Cowboys (471), New England Patriots (466) and Miami Dolphins (461) have won more games in the regular season than the Broncos (456). ). And after making it a habit to lose the Super Bowls, the franchise has hoisted three Lombardi trophies.
This offseason, the organization hired a new head coach in former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. But the team made even bigger headlines as they gave up plenty to get longtime Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.
But that news, while obviously significant, can take a big backseat to what may very soon become official.
Now the groove is apparently carved in stone. On the contrary, as explained by Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal earlier today.
Cork Gaines off Business Insider reminded us that back in 1984, the late Pat Bowlen and his family bought the Broncos’ franchise from Edgar Kaiser and two minority owners for the now financial sum of $ 71 million. It seems almost unthinkable these days. Of course, the Hall of Fame director is one of the reasons for the league’s growth over the last three decades.
Carried by the deal with Russell Wilson, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the Denver Broncos this coming season. It’s a club that has not reached the playoffs since winning the Super Bowl 50 back in 2015. And now the franchise is on the brink of some very big news regarding its future.