Lions re-sign Dan Orlovsky

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The Lions won’t be jumping into the market for a new backup quarterback this offseason.

The team announced Friday that they have re-signed Dan Orlovsky for a third year as the No. 2 behind Matthew Stafford.

Orlovsky made two appearances for Detroit last season and saw extended playing time in a blowout loss to the Cardinals in Week Five after Stafford was lifted from the game. Orlovsky was 21-of-38 for 191 yards, a touchdown and an interception in what ended as a 42-17 Lions loss.

If things go right for the Lions offense in 2016, Orlovsky won’t see that much time on the field in the regular season again. If they do need to turn in his direction, they can feel comfortable with Orlovsky’s grasp of the offense and relatively comfortable that he’s already experienced the worst moment of his football career.

16 responses to “Lions re-sign Dan Orlovsky

  1. You’re funny Viking fan.. Lions fans are respected 10x as much as you mouth breathers could ever dream of being respected around the league.

    You jealous fools are as comical as it gets. Lions fans should feel happy their backup QB is better than the Vikings starter!

  2. The list of “Dumbest Plays That Were Not Swinging Gate Related” will always include Orlovsky stepping out of the end zone on the way to oh and sixteen, but at least he didn’t fumble intentionally while walking into the end zone to score.

  3. Viking zero for life about sums it up perfectly…

    Zero world championships
    Zero humility
    Zero intelligence
    Zero hopes
    Zero morals
    Zero standards
    Zero ethics

  4. Hopefully ol’ Danny boy learned the simple lesson that if you see the goalpost in front of you that your probably not still in bounds.

  5. If things go right for the Lions offense in 2016… um, did you not get the memo on megatron?

  6. Orlovsky is well liked on the team. He does a good job running the #2 offense against the defense during practice. And it could be worse. The Lions could have signed Mark Sanchez.

  7. C’mon Quinn. I thought you would know better then this! If Stafford goes down a 12 yr. veteran “clipboard holder” system QB is not going to keep this team a float. Look at Dallas. If Stafford gets hurt the Lions are woefully unprepared and the season is tanked. Since this isn’t an exceptional QB class that means that guys will fall in the draft. Take someone in the 3rd or 4th and develop them. Stafford needs someone to push him, because if he doesn’t turn the corner in 2-3 years they should think about grooming a replacement.

  8. Hey jessethegreat, before you lose your cookies too many times, you should know that vikingforlife poster is an imposter Packer fan. Then again, at least you are right on the zero intelligence, ethics, morals and standards part of your post.

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