The football world mourned Tuesday night the passing of John Madden, a legendary coach and analyst.
According to the NFL, the man who revolutionized the way people watch the game died earlier this morning. He was 85 years of age.
Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner, paid a moving tribute to Madden following the tragic death of the legend. Jones released a statement Tuesday night stating that “this is a loss as great as the legacy John Madden created.”
“A legacy of love. Love for family, for football and for life. I am not aware of anyone who has made a more meaningful impact on the National Football League than John Madden, and I know of no one who loved the game more.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: “I am not aware of anyone who has made a more meaningful impact on the National Football League than John Madden, and I know of no one who loved the game more.” pic.twitter.com/gOSz8K1g1Z
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 29, 2021
“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a statement. “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.”
Madden led the Raiders six times to the AFC championship game – including one Super Bowl victory over Minnesota.
This legendary football player holds the record for winning the most modern football games, with a staggering 74.9-percent.