‘He Brought a Lot of Joy to People’s Lives’: Tom Brady Describes John Madden’s Impact in the NFL

Published 12/31/2021, 8:15 AM EST


The NFL world mourned the loss of the legend John Madden on Tuesday when the news broke out that he had passed away due to some health-related problems. The whole NFL community broke to tears to pay respects and tributes to the 85-year-old, one of them was Tom Brady.

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Brady, during a press conference, revealed his relationship with Madden and the ways he impacted others’ lives. Brady, the most successful NFL quarterback, knew that Madden was synonymous with the NFL. The legend has spent his whole life trying to serve the community in every way possible.

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Tom Brady honoring the legend

Tom Brady has the highest respect for the legend, and Madden has touched many lives from his beautiful presence in the NFL. Brady shared his deepest emotions regarding Madden, and he believes that the legend will never be forgotten for his amazing service to the community.

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“I obviously got to know him for a long period of time just being in the sport,” Brady said. “A lot of production meetings with him and shot commercials together. I just had a lot of respect for him and what he meant to the game as a head coach and as an analyst.”

“Just kind of an amazing football legend. He meant a lot to the game,” Brady added. “I think he entertained a lot of people. He brought a lot of joy to people’s lives. He was a great man, lived a great life.”

John Madden has an immortal legacy

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Madden has been in and around the NFL community for almost his whole life. He started playing football in high school, during which he got obsessed with the sport. Fast forward; a few years later, Philadelphia Eagles drafted him in the NFL as a 244th pick overall in 1958.

Due to a knee injury, his career as a player ended way before it even started. Although, that didn’t discourage him from pursuing a career as a coach. His tenure as a coach of the Oakland Raiders proved to be very successful after he won the Super Bowl XI. After getting retired as a coach from the NFL, Madden got into the business of broadcasting.

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His period as a broadcaster made him very popular and earned him a lot of respect. And although he has left his mortal self, his immortal legacy would continue to hail others with its glory.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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