- John Madden died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, the NFL announced.
- The hall of fame coach was 85 years old.
- “Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
John Madden, the legendary hall of fame coach and prominent sportscaster, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, the NFL announced.
“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.”
“Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.”
Madden coached the Oakland Raiders to Super Bowl victory in 1971 against the Minnesota Vikings. After retiring from coaching, he became a frequent color commentator on NFL telecasts.
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