Who could forget the safety called against him because he forgot that the end zone is just 10 yards deep?
But kidding aside, he had been with the franchise for seven seasons, making the playoffs twice.
That’s why they greet him on his special day.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 18, 2022
The former University of Connecticut standout was selected by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
He only played two games and totaled 63 passing yards.
Orlovsky did not play a snap during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
In 2008, he suited up for ten games, finishing with 1,616 yards and eight touchdowns.
However, that was the year when the Lions had the first 0-16 record in NFL history.
After that year, Orlovsky suited up for the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He returned to the Lions in 2014 but did not play a single snap.
The same story occurred in 2016 but the Lions made the playoffs in both seasons under head coach Jim Caldwell.
After a preseason stint with the Los Angeles Rams, Orlovsky announced his retirement in October 2017.
He finished his career with 298 completions for 3,132 yards and 15 touchdowns.
He had a career passer rating of 75.3 and completed 58.2 percent of his passes.
Orlovsky’s Second Career
After his playing days, he joined ESPN as an NFL analyst and has appeared on shows like “Get Up!” and “First Take.”
He continues to deliver hard-hitting commentary during his appearances.
With the NFL season fast approaching, he will once again use his knack for breaking down plays with fellow NFL player Ryan Clark.