Broncos Fans Are Split On How To Feel About The Team’s New Ridiculously Rich Owner

Denver Broncos Fans Split On Team's Ultra Rich New Owner

  • The Denver Broncos appear to have a new owner.
  • Walmart heir Rob Walton appears set to purchase the team for $4.5 billion
  • Broncos fans are pretty excited about the deal
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The Denver Broncos will be under new management at the start of the 2022 season. Not only will Denver have a new head coach in Nathaniel Hackett and a new Pro Bowl quarterback in Russell Wilson, it will also have a new team owner.

Reports began to circulate on Monday morning that Rob Walton, who is the heir to Walmart fortune, had finalized a deal to purchase the team for somewhere in the ballpark of $4.5 billion.

According to a report by Forbes, the deal would be the most expensive sports franchise sale in history. The sum should come as no surprise as Walton checked in at No. 19 in the 2022 Forbes rich list with an estimated net worth of $65 billion.

Reactions from Broncos fans, however, appear to be mixed.

Though many fans are excited about the sale…

Not everyone is feeling the same way…

The Pat Bowlen Trust, which took over after the passing of longtime owner Pat Bowlen in 2019, had been in charge of the team for the last three years. Bowlen purchased the team in 1984 and led the organization to three Super Bowl victories, earning him an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

Broncos fans had remembered Bowlen fondly and suggested he be honored as the news about Walton’s purchase came out.

No matter how the fans feel, Denver has a new owner and he’s very, very rich.