Aug 27, 2010; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White (6) runs the ball during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at Sun Life Stadium. - Jonathan Brownfield-USA TODAY Sports
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White has spent the week touring around the Senior Bowl, trying to drum up interest and land a try out. Now, word comes out that White actually does have a contract in hand - from the Miami Marlins.
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White wants a chance to get back into the NFL. White was the second round pick of the Dolphins in 2009, with the team hoping to use him as their "Wildcat" quarterback. However, he only lasted one season with Miami before he "retired" from football to pursue a baseball career.
White played in the Fall Instructional League after signing with the Kansas City Royals organization, then announced his "retirement" from baseball, prior to the start of the 2011 spring training.
White returned to football in 2011, joining the United Football League's Virginia Destroyers in June before being cut in September.
Now, White is trying to make it back into the NFL. He's telling teams that he was immature and took his talents for granted before. Now, he is willing to work, and hopes he can be an asset to some team.
Apparently, that team may be in Miami, but isn't the Dolphins. Instead, White told 640 Sports' Orlando Alzugaray yesterday that he has a minor league contract in hand from the Miami Marlins. The Marlins realize that White is testing the NFL waters again, and he may not be committed to a baseball career, according to the Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez.
If White decides to sign the Marlins' contract, he would report to minor league spring training.