Analyst Dan Orlovsky puts half a dozen NFL quarterbacks to shame in latest contest

The Super Bowl LVIII is just a week away. Sports enthusiasts are gearing up to witness a clash of titans between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. From eye-popping ticket prices to a strict gambling policy for the players, this year’s Super Bowl promises a high level of excitement.

Meanwhile, the Pro Bowl event in Orlando is also giving a festive vibe to the NFL community. ESPN analyst and former football quarterback Dan Orlovsky turned heads at the Pro Bowl Games by taking part in the precision passing drill and overshadowing some current QBs.

Dan Orlovsky outscores notable NFL QBs

Dan Orlovsky has recently made headlines at the NFL Pro Bowl games with his standout performance in the precision passing drill. Despite starting off a bit shaky, he quickly found his rhythm.

The ex-NFL star managed to hit two three-point throws, followed by consecutive long-range four-point throws. Although he missed a few throws in between, he saved the best for last. The veteran delivered a flawless 10-point pass right on target as time expired, resulting in a total score of 27 points, via Total Pro Sports.

What makes Orlovsky’s achievement even more impressive is that compared to the current NFL quarterbacks who participated in the drill. Notable names like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Baker Mayfield and Houston Texans CJ Stroud led their respective conferences. However, Orlovsky outperformed them both.

With Mayfield scoring 24 points and Stroud earning 26, the former footballer’s 27-point performance surpassed expectations. Other notable quarterbacks like Gardner Minshew, Geno Smith, Jalen Hurts, and Tua Tagovailoa also trailed behind him in the rankings.

Meanwhile, as a prominent figure on ESPN’s First Take, Get Up, and other shows, Dan Orlovsky has earned recognition for his insightful analysis and commentary on football. Despite transitioning to the broadcast booth after retiring from the NFL, his display at the Pro Bowl proves that he hasn’t lost his touch when it comes to throwing a football.

Dan Orlovsky’s NFL career

Dan Orlovsky started his NFL career after getting selected in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft as a 145th overall by the Detroit Lions. His first NFL start came on October 12, 2008, in a match against the Minnesota Vikings. But the Lions fell short and set the tone for a challenging season. The veteran later started the final game of the 2008 season, aiming to secure the elusive victory for his team. Unfortunately, success remained elusive.

Opting to explore free agency after the 2008 season, the QB joined the Houston Texans in 2009. His journey continued with the Indianapolis Colts, where he signed as a free agent in 2011.

Dan Orlovsky

In 2012, the ex-NFL star ventured to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by signing a two-year contract on March 15. The carousel continued as he returned to the Detroit Lions in 2014 as a backup. A brief stint with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 marked the final chapter of his NFL career.

Dan Orlovsky retired from professional football on October 11, 2017. His NFL career records include 3,132 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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