It’s not that he rooted against the Niners, a team he did not play for during his 12-season career as a quarterback.
Instead, 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo saved him from infamy.
IVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) September 26, 2022
Orlovsky excitedly tweeted, “IVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER FFFFREEEEEDDDOOOMMMM.”
He is referring to Garoppolo going out of bounds at the back of their end zone for a Broncos safety.
The Niners could have won the game if not for that blunder.
Meanwhile, that incident means Orlovsky isn’t wearing the crown for that mental lapse anymore.
However, some sports media entities like Yahoo Sports still referred to Garoppolo’s move as the “Dan Orlovsky play.”
Still, he won’t be the last quarterback to extend the end zone’s parameters on his own.
Orlovsky committed the same error in a 2008 game when the Detroit Lions faced the Minnesota Vikings.
The Lions lost that game by two points, 12-10.
It was also the year when the Lions became the first NFL team to go 0-16.
Ugly Performance For The 49ers
San Francisco could be in for a long season if they continue to struggle on offense.
They converted only one third-down try out of ten opportunities.
The Niners also committed seven penalties and lost two fumbles.
Garoppolo also threw an interception despite having 18 completions for 211 yards.
Luckily for the offense, the 49ers defense limited the Broncos offense to one touchdown.
Brandon McManus‘ field goal and the safety made up Denver’s entire scoring.
The Niners defense had four sacks and limited Denver to 3.7 yards per play.
However, San Francisco’s offense should pick up their slack to win in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.