Marino eyes TV career

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Dan Marino, after retiring earlier this week, might already be planning his second career.

According to a report Friday in The Palm Beach Post, the former Miami Dolphins quarterback, who owns most NFL passing records, could wind up on Fox as a game analyst, or on ABC opposite his old coach, Jimmy Johnson.

A source at Fox told the newspaper that the network has been contacted by Marino's representatives, and more discussions are planned. The network is talking about Marino being a color analyst.

CBS would be interested in speaking to Marino, but "the reality is we're relatively full," a network official said.

ABC has at least one opening on Monday Night Football after firing former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason last week.

If ABC decides to go back to having three announcers, there could be room for Marino and Johnson, the former Dolphins coach. Johnson is in the running, and Marino won't be automatically ruled out, an ABC insider told the newspaper.

Marino served notice he is interested in TV at his retirement Monday.

"I've always thought maybe I would want to do television," he said.

Marino, 38, holds most of the major NFL one-season and career passing records, but never won a Super Bowl.