Dan Marino accepts job with Dolphins

Dan Marino is back with the Miami Dolphins.

Following months of discussions regarding a role in Miami's front office, Marino has accepted a position with the Dolphins as a special adviser.

The Dolphins announced the deal in a release Sunday, stating that Marino will work "in a variety of different capacities" within the organization.

"Dan is and will always be an important part of the Miami Dolphins, and we are excited to get him involved in a more formal way," Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a prepared statement. "Dan is unquestionably one of the greatest players in NFL history and his enthusiasm and passion for the Dolphins is inspiring to everyone here."

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role. I have always considered myself a Dolphin for life and I look forward to supporting the organization anyway I can," added Marino, who spent his entire 17-year playing career in Miami. "Stephen Ross is a passionate guy who is committed to building a first-class, winning organization. I'm excited about the future of the team and where the organization is headed."

It marks the second front-office stint with the Dolphins for the 52-year-old Marino, who briefly served as the team's senior vice president of football operations in 2004 before resigning three weeks later, citing family reasons.

Marino worked as an NFL analyst from 2002 to 2013 for CBS, which announced earlier this year that the Hall of Fame quarterback would not return to the network's Sunday pregame show in 2014.

Marino is the Dolphins' all-time leader in numerous passing categories. Miami used the No. 27 overall pick on him in the 1983 draft and he threw for 61,361 yards and 420 touchdowns in 242 games.

Marino has had his No. 13 jersey retired by the Dolphins, and it's still extremely popular among the fans. His status in South Florida is such that his Dolphin jersey is even immortalized by the Miami Heat, who have it mounted on a wall over the stands in their home arena.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.