John Madden Bio: Career, NFL, Wife & Net Worth

John Madden is an American former football coach and sportscaster. During her coaching days, he won the Super Bowl as head coach of the Oakland Raiders. After retiring from coaching he became the color commentator for NFL telecasts. His voice has been broadcasted from all the four major sports networks in the United States: CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC. John Madden retired from broadcasting job in 2008. Here are details about John Madden net worth, career and wife.

John Madden Net Worth


During his career, he has generated a huge amount of income. Sports networks like ABC provided him an annual wage of more than $5 million. Furthermore, he had a $32 million deal with Fox. During his time with NBC, John Madden earned $9.5 million annually.

EA Sports signed a contract worth $150 million for Madden NFL. The game has earned $4 billion every year. As per the contract EA Sports pays $2 million to John Madden every year. John also earns money through endorsements. He endorses brands such as Toyota, Verizon, Tinactin, etc.

John Madden NFL Career

He used to play at both defensive and offensive positions during his college days. Aware of his talent and playing style, the NFL team Philadelphia Eagles drafted him in 1958. However, he suffered a knee injury that ended his professional career before it got started.

Coaching Career


He began his coaching career at Allan Hancock College as an assistant football coach in 1960. There he got promoted to head coach two years later. The AFL team Oakland Raiders hired John in 1967 as a linebackers coach. With his managerial ability, the team reached Super Bowl II finals. Madden became the head coach next year and became the youngest head coach ever. Under Madden managerial, the Raiders reached five AFC title games in seven years and lost all of them.

John Madden Television Career

In 1981, Madden paired with Pat Summerall in the CBS network’s top football broadcasting. Then he joined Fox Sports. Madden left Fox in 2002 after Super Bowl XXXVI. In the year 2002, Madden joined ABC Network. ABC provided him $5 million annually during his tenure there. Next, John joined NBC Sports as a color commentator for Sunday Night NFL games. Finally in the year 2008, he retired from being a commentator.

John Madden Wife and Children


Madden married Virginia Fields on December 26, 1959. They met each other in a bar in Pismo Beach, California. The couple has two sons: Joseph and Michaels. The boys also have inherited the love of football from their father. Joseph played football at Brown University. Also, Michaels began as a receiver at Harvard University’s football team.