Dolphins Hall of Famer Dan Marino is expected to be named a special advisor to owner Stephen Ross and team president Tom Garfinkel in the coming days, the Miami Herald confirmed Saturday night.
Marino played for the Dolphins from 1983 to 1999, owns 41 Dolphins records and ranks among the winningest quarterbacks in NFL regular-season history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
CBS dropped Marino as a studio analyst earlier this year, and the Dolphins and Marino have discussed a potential job with the organization over the past five months. Marino met with Ross in April, but the sides initially struggled to come up with job responsibilities that would be acceptable to both parties.
Marino has had an increased visibility around the team in recent days, attending two practices and Saturday’s preseason game.
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In early 2004, Marino briefly returned to the Dolphins as senior vice president of football operations, but resigned from the newly created position only three weeks later, saying that the role was not in the best interests of either his family or the Dolphins organization.
Marino played in 242 games (240 starts) and completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 61,361 yards, 420 touchdowns and 252 interceptions, with an 86.4 rating. The Dolphins went 147-93-0 in his starts, a 61.3 winning percentage.
His 61,361 yards passing ranks third in NFL history, behind Brett Favre (71,838) and Peyton Manning (64,964). His 420 touchdown passes rank third as well, behind Favre's 508 and Manning's 491.
He played in one Super Bowl, a 38-16 loss to San Francisco in 1985.