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Lions re-sign Dan Orlovsky

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 11: Dan Orlovsky #8 of the Detroit Lions throws a fourth quarter pass while playing the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field on October 11, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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16 Responses to “Lions re-sign Dan Orlovsky”
  1. ahs2 says: Mar 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    Poor Dan-O…that play will live forever in infamy

  2. vikingf0rlife says: Mar 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    Vikings own the Lions! What a stupid signing! Lions are easily the worst team in the division.

  3. bassplucker says: Mar 11, 2016 12:46 PM

    Is he getting a bajillion dollars like all the other horrible backup QBs are?

  4. jessethegreat says: Mar 11, 2016 12:50 PM

    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!

  5. steelerben says: Mar 11, 2016 12:56 PM

    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.

  6. coltzfan166 says: Mar 11, 2016 12:56 PM

    That one play defines his career. Poor guy

  7. jessethegreat says: Mar 11, 2016 12:58 PM

    Viking zero for life about sums it up perfectly…

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

  8. schmitty2 says: Mar 11, 2016 1:01 PM

    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.

  9. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 11, 2016 1:18 PM

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

  10. arktikman says: Mar 11, 2016 1:21 PM

    Maybe he thought he was already in the CFL?

  11. metrocritical says: Mar 11, 2016 1:22 PM

    It would probably be fair to say that Jim Caldwell prefers comfort over utility.

  12. owljazzera says: Mar 11, 2016 1:25 PM

    Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

    Nothing is out of bounds……except Dan Orlovsky

  13. ariani1985 says: Mar 11, 2016 1:31 PM

    Maybe he has pictures of the Ford Family???

  14. ivanpavlov0000 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:05 PM

    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.

  15. angrylionsfan says: Mar 11, 2016 2:15 PM

    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.

  16. purpleguy says: Mar 11, 2016 3:10 PM

    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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