Thanksgiving: NFL honours former head coach John Madden

The traditional Thanksgiving games in the NFL are coming up. On this occasion, the NFL honours one of its greatest and one who loved Thanksgiving: Hall of Famer John Madden.

Munich/Dallas – In 2021, the NFL lost one of the greatest personalities the league has ever had in John Madden.

Whether as a player, head coach or commentator, Madden was beloved by all franchises and fans.

Madden’s favourite holiday? Thanksgiving. “I’ve spent every Thanksgiving since 1981 commentating a game. I just love that day,” the former Raiders coach once said.

“Madden Player of the Game” and $10,000 to foundations

For the first Thanksgiving without Madden, who died in December 2021, the NFL, in cooperation with the three broadcast networks, will award a “Madden Player of the Game” to each in his honor.

The player will be named at each of the games Detroit Lions – Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys – New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings – New England Patriots.

The player will receive $10,000 to donate to a charity of his choice.

Tributes will also be paid to the late head coach at Sunday’s games.

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