The NFL is still shocked by the sudden passing of John Madden.

The late football coach was 85 years old when he passed away yesterday.

His cause of death has still not been disclosed.

Many athletes, coaches, and sports journalists are mourning his passing.

The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement saying Madden “was football.”

“Nobody loved football more than Coach,” they continued.

Andrew Hawkins tweeted that he motivated generations of athletes to reach their goals.

The Raiders called Madden’s impact on and off the field “immeasurable.”

Sports journalist Kim Jones tweeted, “John Madden is a big reason why so many of us fell in love with the NFL. Sad news. RIP.”