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.