MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins made strides in the past few weeks to repair the damaged reputation of the franchise, but could get a big boost locally if the team hires a former Dolphins player still beloved in South Florida.

According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is planning on talking to former Fins QB Dan Marino about a job with the franchise. The only thing is Ross has “no idea” what the position will be.

The Fins tried hiring Marino into an executive role several years ago and Marino left the job as quickly as he took the job. Since then, Marino has been working as an analyst for CBS Sports on the NFL Today.

But, Marino was let go earlier this year to make room for new analysts, including former tight end Tony Gonzalez. Since then, Marino’s future hasn’t been known, but many hope the Hall of Fame quarterback will return in some capacity to the Fins.

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