FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (13) is sacked for 12-yard loss by Buffalo Bills defensive end Macellus Wiley during the first half of the AFC wild card game Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in Miami.
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FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (13) is sacked by Buffalo Bills Bruce Smith (78) and teammate Phil Hanson (90) during the third quarter Dec. 16, 1996, in Miami. Smith, the star defensive end of the Bills, was the runaway winner of the Defensive Player of the Year voting conducted by The Associated Press Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996.
FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (13) is hit by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Neil Smith (90) and forces him to get off a bad pass which was intercepted by the Chiefs in first half action Monday night, Dec. 11, 1995 in Miami
FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino drops back in the pocket to throw a pass during the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Pro Player Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998. Marino threw for 114 yards and two touchdowns as the Dolphins won 14-0.
FILE: Dan Marino unleased another pass against the Kansas City Chiefs defense including Neil Smith during the 12/11/1994.
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FILE: Miami Dolphins' Dan Marino gets set to pass under pressure from Atlanta Falcons Jumpy Geathers (97) during second half action in Maimi Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995.
FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (left) and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana meet on the field after the game. Dolphins advance in the play-offs by defeating the Chiefs 27-17.
Joe LedfordThe Kansas City Star
FILE: FOXBORO, MA., December 28 -- Miami Dolphins' quarterback Dan Marino has a few words with New England Patriots' Lawyer Malloy after Malloy knocked him down aduring the fourth quarter of Sunday's wildcard playoff game in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Marino threw two interceptions and was sacked four times as New England defeated Miami 17-3.
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FILE: FOXBORO, MA., December 28 -- New England Patriots' Willie Clay pressures Miami Dolphins' quarterback Dan Marino during the fourth quarter of Sunday's Wildcard playoff game. Marino threw two inceptions and fumbled once as the Pats beat the Dolphins 17-3.
FILE: Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith (78) zeros in on Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino for a sack during first quarter action Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, in Miami.
FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino(13) coughs up the ball as he's sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end John Theirry(91) during first quarter NFL action in Miami Monday, Oct. 27, 1997. Chicago recovered the ball on the play to set up their first touchdown by the Bears' Raymont Harris.
FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino drops back with plenty of time as he looks for an open receiver in the second quarter against the New York Jets Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. At 38, Marino is preparing for perhaps the final game of his 17-year career Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, against the Redskins.
FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino looks to hand off the football during first quarter NFL pre-season action in Miami against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997.
FILE: MIAMI, Nov. 12 -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan marino (13) acknowledges the crowd after breaking Fran Tarkenton's all-time passing yards record during a game against the New England Patriots Sunday at Joe Robbie Stadium. The Dolphins lost to the Patriots, however, 34-17.
FILE -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino looks for an open receiver in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, in this Dec. 20, 1999 photo. Marino, the leading passer in NFL history, voided the final two years of his contract with the Miami Dolphins Thursday Feb. 10, 2000, paving the way for his retirement.
FILE--Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino walks across the field after throwing five intercetions in Miami's 20-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. Marino has always been at his best in the closing seconds. Now, with time running out in his career, can the Miami Dolphins' quarterback muster one last comeback
FILE -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (13) lets fly with a pass as Buffalo Bills defensive end Marcellus Wiley (75) moves in during the first quarter of the AFC wild card game in Miami, in this Jan. 2, 1999 photo. Things change and people come and go, but there's one thing the Buffalo Bills can always count on when they play Miami: Dan Marino will make their lives miserable.
FILE: Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (13) grimaces in pain as he is sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars' Bryce Paup (95) during the second quarter Monday night, Oct. 12, 1998, in Jacksonville, Florida
FILE: San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Joe Montana, left and Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino chat during a training session at Crystal Palace, July 26, 1988, in London. Their teams meet in a match at Wembley Stadium on July 31.
FILE: Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino stands next to his bust Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005 at Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
FILE: Dan Marino, quarterback. for the Dolphins talks to reporters in the locker room at the Super Bowl XIX against the San Francisco 49ers in Palo Alto, California, Jan. 20, 1985.