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Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt named finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 (1 Viewer)


Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and former Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel Gil Brandt were selected as the Contributors Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.  They were picked the Hall of Fame's Contributors Committee who met Thursday.

Bowlen is the longtime owner of the Broncos.  His outstanding contributions to the Broncos as well as the NFL has established him as one of the greatest and most influential contributors in league history.

He is the only owner in NFL history to achieve 300 overall victories during his first 30 seasons.  Under his leadership, the Broncos had an unprecedented run of success.  The franchise has won three Super Bowls.  The Broncos have also claimed seven AFC championships under Bowlen.

"This is a great, great day for Denver and the Rocky Mountain region," shared Joe Ellis, the Broncos' president & CEO upon learning of Bowlen's nomination.

As vice president of player personnel for the Cowboys from 1960 to 1989, Brandt helped Dallas grow into one of the most powerful and popular sports franchises in America.  His innovative management and personnel systems are standard operating procedure today for many teams at the professional and collegiate levels nationwide.  Brandt has spent the last 10 years as NFL.com's main personnel guru and offers insight and commentary on all aspects of players and teams.

"This is, without question, one of the greatest things that have happened in my life," Brandt shard after he learned the news from Hall of Fame President David Baker.

Does anyone think Pat Bowlen and/or Gil Brandt will be inducted in Hall of Fame in 2019?


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