Might Miami be interested in signing Aikman?

Monday, January 14th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Davie-AP) -- Jay Fiedler has played for two years in the shadow of Dan Marino's legacy. Now he must endure comparisons with another likely Hall of Famer: Troy Aikman.

The Miami Dolphins' offseason commenced with a quarterback controversy today, thanks to broadcast reports that Aikman might come out of retirement and join the team.

Coach Dave Wannstedt says he wants Fiedler back and denies that the Dolphins have talked to Aikman. But Wannstedt declined to say whether Miami would be interested in Aikman if he wants to play next season.

Fiedler is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract, but Miami can keep him by matching any offer he receives. Fiedler shrugged off the prospect of Aikman joining the Dolphins. He says that if the Dolphins go that way, then his own opportunities will lie somewhere else.