Some unfortunate news crossed the NFL world today. Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden passed away this morning at 85-years-old. And the NFL is currently mourning this tragic loss.
To cope with this tragedy, ESPN and several other NFL insiders are sending out tweets to honor this legend. He did so much for the league throughout his life, and now it’s time to thank him.
Tweets to Honor John Madden’s Legacy
Julian Edelman, former wide receiver for the New England Patriots shared his respect via Twitter this evening.
When you think NFL football, you think John Madden.— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) December 29, 2021
RIP to a Legend. pic.twitter.com/8JYH7H9GKW
“When you think NFL football, you think John Madden,” Edelman wrote. “RIP to a legend.”
Matthew Berry tweeted his respects not even an hour ago, as well.
COME ON. Awful.— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) December 29, 2021
Madden was an inspiration. As a coach, an author, a broadcaster and of course the face of a legendary video game.
Two gut punches in the same day. Brutal. RIP John Madden. https://t.co/VC3lVgymJa
“COME ON. Awful. Madden was an inspiration. As a coach, an author, a broadcaster and of course the face of a legendary video game,” Berry said. “Two gut punches in the same day. Brutal. RIP John Madden.
Adam Schefter cited a quote from Cowboys owner and legend Jerry Jones.
Kirk Herbstreit had something to say on this tragic NFL loss.
So sad to hear this.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 29, 2021
Such a fan of his-Growing up in my era it was Pat Summerall & John Madden on Sunday.
No matter who your team was-changed the game of how football games were broadcasted.
Legend as a coach and a broadcaster-My thoughts & prayers with his family & friends. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/wVKbWySrtF
“So sad to hear this. Such a fan of his. And growing up in my era, it was Pat Summerall & John Madden on Sunday. No matter who your team was, changed the game of how football games were broadcasted. Legend as a coach and a broadcaster. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
How ESPN Is Honoring Madden’s Successful Career
Since John Madden had a huge impact in the NFL, ESPN had to honor him on their Twitter account.
When you saw these two, you knew the game was big.— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 2021
A truly iconic duo 💔 pic.twitter.com/0pBQn7rBlB
“When you saw these two, you knew the game was big. A truly iconic duo.”
You all know that John Madden and Al Michaels made the NFL ten times more interesting for over 40 years. A recent interview said that they began their broadcast career in 2002 and retired in 2008.
Madden has touched many lives throughout his career and we will never forget him.