"As previously planned prior to his death, the Gold Jacket and Ring of Excellence will be presented to the Pat Bowlen estate to be displayed in the front lobby of the UC Health Training Center.
"The Gold Jacket and Ring of Excellence will serve as an everlasting reminder of the impact Pat Bowlen made on the Broncos and the National Football League. He epitomized the values and virtues learned from the game of football that serve as inspiration to fans to live a 'Hall of Fame life' of character."
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is one who hopes the Bowlen decision leads to an alteration in the policy for all deceased members.
"David Baker and the Hall of Fame made the right decision, and I believe it opens the door to reconsidering awarding rings and jackets to the families of all deceased enshrinees," Davis told ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez on Tuesday night. "It opens the door to making it right for other families, like Junior Seau's and Kenny Stabler's.
"There's no reason I should have my father's ring and Bruce Allen does not have his. As a new member of the NFL owners Hall of Fame Committee, I'll continue to advocate for the families."