last year, Matthew Stafford He won the Super Bowl in his first season with ramswhich seemed to bolster the shifting midfield trend to have better chances of winning it all. Matt Ryan And the Russell Wilson They were traded last off-season and hope to replicate Stafford’s success.
If that was a thing 25 years ago, arguably the best quarterback to never win a Super Bowl might have had a different ending to his career. Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who played his entire career with dolphinsadmitted to McKenzie Salmon in the USA Today He considered changing teams late in his career.
“Yes, I definitely thought about it to be honest with you,” Marino said. “I played 17 years with the Dolphins, and they were kind of going in a new direction and a new coach, and I had offers to play elsewhere and I really thought about it, maybe I could have a chance to win a championship like Matthew [Stafford] it’s over.”
However, Marino stated that he eventually couldn’t reconcile leaving Miami after nearly two decades with the same team, and decided to retire instead.
“It wasn’t quite right,” Marino said. “I just decided to be a dolphin for life, and it worked out wonderfully.”
After Marino’s final season in 1999, Miami hired a new coach at Dave Wanstedt and was going in a different direction. If Marino wants to extend his career, chances are elsewhere.
“Minnesota was interested in me, in what was to be my eighteenth season, [and the] Pittsburgh Steelers Talk to me,” he said. “Those were the two main teams.”
Marino hails from the Pittsburgh area and attended the University of Pittsburgh, so this might have been a tempting option for him. Instead, the Steelers Stuck with Kordell Stewart who had a solid rebound season in 2000. The VikingsIn the meantime, he was looking to replace Randall Cunningham after the disappointing 1999 season and instead went with Daunte Culpepper, who led the team to the playoffs that season.
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