Feb 24, 2021 - News

Meet Brock Osweiler's Boss, Denver's most famous pit bull

Brock Osweiler and Boss at Denver Animal Protection on Feb. 16. Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo courtesy of Denver Animal Protection

We'd like you to meet a very good boy: Boss is one of at least 33 newly registered pit bulls in the city, according to Denver Animal Protection.

Why Boss matters: He belongs to Denver resident and former Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, who helped the team to a Super Bowl 50 victory.

Flashback: Denver voters repealed a decades-old pit bull ban in November.

  • In his first stint with the Broncos, Osweiler lived in Lone Tree, so that he could legally own Boss and his pit bull sister (who has since passed away).
  • When he returned to the team in 2017, his furry "family" members stayed with relatives out of state.

What he's saying: Registering his best friend at Denver Animal Shelter was not only simple — it was a no-brainer. He hopes more people follow suit.

  • "It's important for people who are scared of pit bulls or think negatively about them to see that there are good pit bulls out there," Osweiler tells Axios.

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