The Miami Dolphins and Dan Marino have reportedly agreed to terms, making the Hall of Fame quarterback and one of three Dolphins players with his jersey number retired and member of the franchise again. Michael Cugno from NBC 6 first reported the deal Saturday night.
According to Cugno's sources, Marino is expected to be a special advisor to owner Stephen Ross and CEO Tom Garfinkel. The exact title and job description have not been released. Cugno reports the team is expected to announce the hire next week.
Marino was a first round pick of the Dolphins in 1983, and set every major passing record in the league over a 17 year career. He ended his career with 61,361 passing yards, 420 touchdowns, and a 86.4 passer rating. He led the league in passing yards five times, including becoming the first quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards in 1984. He led the league three times in touchdown passes, six times in completions, five times in attempts, and once in passer rating.
He retired from the NFL after the 1999 season, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He was a nine time Pro Bowler and was selected as a First-Team All-Pro three times.