Robert Kraft hired both Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick as his head coaches. Parcells took the Patriots to one Super Bowl and Belichick took them to eight more. Belichick’s teams won five Lombardi Trophies.
During Pat Bowlen’s 32-year tenure as owner, the Denver Broncos have enjoyed more winning seasons (21) and won more games (320) than any other NFL team. The Broncos have won 13 division titles, seven AFC championships and three Lombardi Trophies.
Bobby Beathard served as a scout for a Super Bowl team at Kansas City (1966), player personnel director for two more Super Bowl teams in Miami (1972-72) and finally general manager of Super Bowl teams at Washington (1982, 1983, 1987) and San Diego (1994).
The Pro Football Hall of Fame introduced a contributor category in 2015 and all three of the candidates nominated since then have been enshrined in Canton: general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf in 2015 and owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. in 2016. Who will be next in 2017?