Brittany Bowlen, one of the daughters of late Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, will have a role in the team’s search for a new general manager.
Denver’s search will be led by president/CEO Joe Ellis, president of football operations John Elway and coach Vic Fangio. Bowlen will work in the background.
“She’ll be involved in a periphery way,” Ellis said during his end-of-season Zoom press conference on Jan. 5. “I’ve asked her to do some background and research work on — we’re going to cast a look at a lot of candidates. I think it makes sense to interview multiple candidates.
“She won’t be involved in the interview process directly on the screen, but she’s going to do some background work and myself, [chief communications officer] Patrick [Smyth] and some others that will keep her informed and have conversations because I want her to understand the process and how it works. But we’re going to limit the number of people, and I talked to her about this, that will participate in the direct interview process at this time.”
Brittany is the favorite among Pat’s children to become the next controlling owner. Selling the team is also an option, but that won’t be sorted out until after a trial in July to determine the authority of the Pat Bowlen Trust.