The Miami Dolphins have hired Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino as a special advisor.
According to a press release issued Sunday, Marino will work with the organization in “a variety of different capacities.”
“Dan is and will always be an important part of the Miami Dolphins and we are excited to get him involved in a more formal way,” Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said. “Dan is unquestionably one of the greatest players in NFL history and his enthusiasm and passion for the Dolphins is inspiring to everyone here.”
Marino played his entire 17-year NFL career with the Dolphins and holds just about every meaningful passing record in franchise history.
As a Dolphin from 1983-99, Marino was a three-time All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1984 after shattering single-season records with 5,084 yards and 48 touchdowns (marks since broken).
He led the NFL in passing yards five times and in touchdown passes three times. At the time he retired, he was the NFL’s all-time leader with 61,361 yards and 420 touchdowns through the air, marks later broken by Brett Favre.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role,” Marino said. “I have always considered myself a Dolphin for life and I look forward to supporting the organization any way I can. Stephen Ross is a passionate guy who is committed to building a first-class, winning organization. I’m excited about the future of the team and where the organization is headed.”
It’s been a struggle for the Dolphins in the 14 seasons since Marino retired, as 17 different quarterbacks have started at least one game.