The Miami Dolphins organization has experienced a sea of change this offseason, as they fired offensive coordinator Mike Sherman and GM Jeff Ireland following a disappointing 2013 season. They signed plenty of players in an active free-agent period last year, but they still couldn’t make the playoffs despite these moves. The offense also lacked cohesiveness, and Sherman’s connection with Ryan Tannehill wasn’t enough to save his job. It’s now the Dennis Hickey and Dawn Aponte era in Miami, but the Dolphins organization could add it’s most recognizable legend in an undetermined front office role.
According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who tried to interview just about everyone for the team’s GM vacancy before finally settling on Hickey after losing out on his top two options, state that he will speak with Dan Marino about potentially joining the organization.
Marino would presumably join the Dolphins in some sort of a front office role, and I don’t see the harm in adding him. He was obviously a legend for the Dolphins and one of the greatest players in NFL history, and the success of John Elway with the Denver Broncos is incentive enough. As it stands right now, the Dolphins could do anything to try and boost the level of football acumen and front office savvy in their organization, so adding Marino should be worth the flier. Of course, there could be a messy split if things don’t pan out, but bringing him in slowly shouldn’t hurt. In my view, the upside of hiring Marino outweighs the possible downside. After all, he once worked in the Dolphins front office before quickly resigning, so we’ll see if he has a change of heart, especially if he is added in a role that has less stress.