Five quarterbacks were selected ahead of Dan Marino in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft, and that helped motivate him to become one of the game’s all-time greats.
During his prolific 17-year career, he set a multitude of NFL records and when he retired after the 1999 season he was the league’s all-time passing leader with 61,361 yards (he’s now No. 3 behind Brett Favre and Peyton Manning).
In retirement, he turned to broadcasting and was an analyst on The NFL Today on CBS from 2002-13.
Marino was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
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He recently announced he is teaming with former Husky and Dolphin teammate Damon Huard to launch Passing Time, a boutique winery that will focus on producing world-class red wines from some of Washington’s finest vineyards.
Marino answered questions about his legendary career, his move into the wine business and more in a live chat on May 28.