NFL announced that John Madden – the NFL broadcasting and coaching legend, has died, he was 85 years old.
The league said on Tuesday morning. He passed away unexpectedly.
“Nobody loved football more than Coach,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement Tuesday evening. “He was football. He was a great 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.”
In NFL history, John Massen is one of the most iconic figures – Madden dominated ahead of the Oakland Raiders, winning Super Bowl XI, and he finished his career with a 103-32-7 record.
After his time as a head-man on the sidelines ended, Madden became one of the most significant color commentators ever, and he is famous for teaming up with Pat Summerall to break down key NFL games for years.
Madden is famous for his terms “Boom!” and “Turducken,” which are still used around NFL broadcast booths to this day.
“I am not aware of anyone who has made a more meaningful impact on the National Football League than John Madden,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement Tuesday. “And I know of no one who loved the game more.”
John Maden is perhaps most famous for the insanely popular “Madden” football game.
Madden also gained fame in his career for his role as a pitchman. He hawked products like Tinactin and Miller Lite and appeared in notable commercials regularly.