Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, who starred with the Dolphins from 1983-1999, has been hired by Miami as a special advi
sor, the team announced in a press release. Marino, 52, was a fixture on CBS’ The NFL Today for the past decade, but left the show in February.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role. I have always considered myself a Dolphin for life and I look forward to supporting the organization anyway I can,” said Marino. “[Owner] 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.”
In 2004, Marino accepted the title of Senior Vice President of Football Operation with the Dolphins. The position, created specially for Marino, entitled him to final say on all football decisions — however, he resigned just three weeks after taking the job. This time around, writes Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Marino won’t have any “formal involvement” in football operations, instead working on community- and business-related projects. General manager Dennis Hickey, hired in in January, will presumably retain control of football matters.
“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,” said Ross. “Dan is unquestionably one of the greatest players in NFL history and his enthusiasm and passion for the Dolphins is inspiring to everyone here.”