Dan Marino is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL and up until a few years ago, he held many of the NFL’s passing records, but many of his detractors will always hold his lack of a Super Bowl ring against him when comparing him with the other all-time greats at the position.
Just yesterday he celebrated his 61st birthday.
Marino considered leaving the Dolphins to try and win a ring
Dan Marino made some shocking revelations recently during an interview with Mackenzie Salmon from USA Today, who asked if the quarterback had ever considered leaving the Miami Dolphins for another team that had a better chance at winning a Super Bowl.
“Yes, I definitely thought about it to be honest with you. I played 17 years for the Dolphins and they were kind of going in a new direction with a new coach, and I had offers to go play other places and really thought about it, and maybe had a chance to win a championship like Matthew [Stafford] has done.”
When was Dan Marino considering leaving the Dolphins?
Dan Marino was considering leaving the Miami Dolphins right after head coach Don Shula retired, as the team seemed to be headed in a new direction and revealed that even though he had offers to leave, he decided to ultimately stay in South Florida as it didn’t felt right to leave.
The rest is history and we all know how it ended, with him not being able to win a Super Bowl ring and many questioning his legacy due to this.
Despite this, Dan Marino made sure to cement it with his play on the gridiron as his naming among the Top 100 players of the first 100 seasons of the NFL shows.