In this era of football, the NFL is a passer’s league. It wasn’t always that way, however; in previous decades, running the ball was a much more common occurrence. That’s why any quarterback who was able to play at a high level was almost more impressive than those who can do so today. High yardage and completion totals are the norm for many quarterbacks. But before it was normal to do so, Dan Marino was one of the best pure passers to ever play the game. Let’s take a closer look at Dan Marino’s NFL career, what his net worth is, and what he’s doing now.
Dan Marino finished his career as one of the best QBs of all time
Drafted by the Miami Dolphins out of the University of Pittsburgh, Marino was part of an NFL Draft class that included fellow Hall of Famers John Elway and Jim Kelly. You could argue that Marino’s accomplishments were just as impressive as either of those two in terms of raw numbers.
Marino played his entire career for the Dolphins — something that’s almost unheard of today. He led the Dolphins to one Super Bowl appearance, though he was never able to win the big game. Marino may just be the best QB to never win a Super Bowl, although he made some decent attempts. With the exception of a few poor seasons, he always seemed to have the Dolphins on the cusp of championship contention.
According to Pro Football Reference, Marino finished his career with 420 touchdowns and over 61,000 yards passing. He was the 1984 NFL MVP as well as nine-time All-Pro selection. For his high level of play, Marino was rewarded with the ultimate honor: induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
What is Dan Marino’s net worth?
A player as successful as Marino would no doubt make a lot of money during his career, and Marino did just that. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dan Marino’s current net worth is reportedly $50 million. While Marino made a decent amount of money from his NFL salary, it paled in comparison to some of the large numbers seen by quarterbacks today.
Marino also had plenty of endorsements. Marino was the spokesman for multiple companies, including Nabisco, AutoNation, and Isotoner. He also had a successful broadcasting career, serving as an analyst for HBO’s Inside the NFL and the CBS NFL studio pre- and post-game shows.
One tough financial deal Marino had involved a company called Digital Domain Media Group, founded by Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron. The company was responsible for the famed Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella, and on the back of that excitement, Marino invested $14.5 million. Unfortunately, he lost $13.6 million of that investment when the company later filed for bankruptcy.
Where is Dan Marino now?
So what is Marino doing these days? According to the Miami Dolphins’ team website, Marino serves as a member of the team’s front office. His official title is “special advisor to the vice-chairman, president, and CEO.” Owner Stephen Ross named Marino to the position in 2014, and he has held it ever since.
Marino also still has endorsements — he’s a spokesperson for the weight-loss company Nutrisystem. He appears in ads for the company, much like he did during his playing days.
While he may not have the same role he once had in the game, it’s clear that Marino’s earning power is still considerable even though he’s been retired for many years. It’s likely to stay that way for a while, as he’s quite a successful businessman.