The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday morning that they’ve signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a two-year, $2.5 million deal.
(Yes, the Bucs are into the rare practice of putting monetary details in press releases, in order to prove to fans they’re willing to spend.)
Orlovsky, 28, is expected to replace Josh Johnson as Josh Freeman’s backup.
Orlovsky’s career record in spot starts is 2-10, though he did help engineer the Indianapolis Colts’ only two wins of the 2011 season. Orlovsky holds a career touchdown-to-interception ratio of 14:12, and he’s completed 58.5 percent of his passes.