Dan Orlovsky
Dan Orlovsky
36-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Rams in September of 2017.
Announces retirement from NFL
QBFree Agent
October 11, 2017
Orlovsky submitted a blog post at SportsSpectrum.com on Wednesday indicating that he has decided to retire from professional football.
After failing to win a backup gig with the Rams during training camp, Orlovsky became a free agent and was unable to drum up much interest elsewhere, which likely influenced his decision to step away from the game. The 34-year-old was a veteran of 12 NFL seasons, but only made 23 career appearances over five campaigns, splitting time with the Lions, Colts and Buccaneers.
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6' 5"
215 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.93 sec
Shuttle Time
4.43 sec
Broad Jump
30 in
Bench Press
107 reps
Past Fantasy Outlooks
After three seasons with Detroit, Orlovsky will compete with Sean Mannion to break training camp as Jared Goff's backup. The 33-year-old veteran has made just 12 starts through 12 seasons in the league, and the last came all the way back in 2011 with Indianapolis when Peyton Manning missed the entire season following neck surgery. Entering the preseason third on the depth chart suggests Orlovsky could have an uphill battle to crack the roster barring an injury to Goff or Mannion.
The 32-year-old was re-signed in March to continue as the primary veteran backup behind starter Matthew Stafford. Last season, Orlovsky was only used in two games, with both instances being low-leverage situations. Apart from a solid rapport with Stafford, he also has 12 career starts on his resume, including seven in his first tour of duty with the Lions.
Orlovsky will likely be Matthew Stafford's backup this season, only seeing time if injury befalls Stafford. If Orlovsky should move into the role, he'll be at the helm of a powerful offense.
Will battle with rookie Mike Glennon to keep the No.2 QB job.
Orlovsky will be the backup QB for the Bucs in 2012 and should provide solid veteran leadership and mentoring for young starter Josh Freeman, as well as a steady-if-not-spectacular backup option in case of injury.
He'll battle Curtis Painter for the backup quarterback job.
Orlovsky moves up the depth chart to second position behind starter Matt Schaub. He was inactive as the Texans' third quarterback in all 16 games in 2009, a testament to Schaub's good health. Schaub hasn't always been so lucky, so keep Orlovsky's name on hand should Schaub be forced to miss some time.
Orlovsky enters training camp as Matt Schaub's backup, even with the late addition of the more-seasoned Rex Grossman. Orlovsky has a similar build as Schaub and has similarities in the passing game, as well, which head coach Gary Kubiak likes. Grossman will be given an opportunity to compete, but Orlovsky has the lead entering the summer, based on the head start he's had in learning the offense. Fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on which quarterback becomes Schaub's backup, as Schaub has run into injury problems in each of two years with Houston.
Offensive coordinator Jim Colletto promised an open competition at QB, but Jon Kitna is all but assured the job. Orlovsky will battle hometown product Drew Stanton for the backup spot.
Orlovsky starts the year as Jon Kitna's primary backup. He will be pushed by rookie Drew Stanton, who the Lions likely view as the future once Kitna is gone.
Orlovsky enters the 2006 season as the Lions' third-string quarterback behind Jon Kitna and Josh McCown. He's a big, strong smart quarterback, but won't see the field without injuries to the other two. He could push McCown for the backup job, but he will likely be holding a clipboard all season.
Orlovsky is the third string quarterback.
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Cut by Rams
QBFree Agent
September 2, 2017
Orlovsky was released by the Rams on Saturday, Jamie Han of the Rams' official site reports.
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Signs with Rams
QBLos Angeles Rams
July 20, 2017
Orlovsky signed a contract with the Rams on Thursday.
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Headed for free agency
QBDetroit Lions
February 16, 2017
The Lions informed Orlovsky that he will not be re-signed this offseason, The Detroit Free Press reports.
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Not needed in 2016
QBDetroit Lions
January 8, 2017
Orlovsky didn't attempt a single pass throughout the entire 2016 season.
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Struggles in second exhibition
QBDetroit Lions
August 18, 2016
Orlovsky completed eight of 14 passes for 83 yards and an interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals.
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