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‘There will never be another’: Peyton Manning reflects on NFL legend John Madden’s death

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FILE – Former Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden speaks about former quarterback Ken Stabler, pictured at rear, at a ceremony honoring Stabler during halftime of an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 13, 2015. ‘All Madden’ documentary a labor of love for Fox Sports. Many gamers will be receiving the latest edition of the “Madden” video game for the holidays. On Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, some will even find out for the first time that the name behind the popular franchise was a successful coach and broadcaster. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

NEW YORK (KDVR) — The National Football League announced John Madden died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning. He was 85.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “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.”

Former Broncos quarterback and Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning said “I always appreciated his friendship and support of my football career. There will never be another like [Coach Madden].”

Several athletes and teams commented on Madden’s passing via Twitter:

Denver Broncos
Oakland Raiders
Madden EA Sports
Vin Scully
Patrick Mahomes
Lebron James
Troy Aikman
Richard Sherman

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