One of the legendary figures in the history of the league passed away Tuesday.
Madden passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning.
The league released the following statement in regard to his death.
NFL legend John Madden died unexpected this morning. He was 85. pic.twitter.com/FoC1mAzoF6
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 29, 2021
Further details in regard to his tragic passing have yet to be revealed.
Madden head coached the Oakland Raiders from 1969-78, leading them to a Super Bowl 11 victory. He subsequently worked as a broadcaster from 1979 until his retirement in 2009, notably providing color commentary for both Monday Night Football on ABC and Sunday Night Football on NBC.
Madden endorsed the Madden NFL video game franchise. Electronic Arts has released a new version of the game, which commenced as John Madden Football in 1988, every year since 1990.