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Report: Dan Orlovsky to join ESPN’s NFL, NCAA coverage

Dan Orlovsky is moving up in the media world.

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Dan Orlovsky is having himself quite the offseason. Though it appears his playing career is over, the former Detroit Lions quarterback has wasted no time in discovering the next phase in his life: football analysis.

What started out as a few Periscope-produced Xs and Os sessions quickly developed into a weekly role on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” where Orlovsky’s knowledge and clarity provided solid analysis for the morning show. Just last weekend, Orlovsky took another big step, providing live commentary for the national television debut of the American Flag Football League.

Now Dan-O is taking another big career step. According to the New York Post, Orlovsky has landed a studio analyst gig with ESPN.

“Sources say that former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky has agreed to be a football analyst with ESPN. The job, according to one source, would be more college football studio, but with some NFL as well.”

This is great news not only for Orlovsky, but for the general public. Dan was a valued member in the Lions’ quarterback room, and he has already displayed his worth as an insightful mind and valued voice in the studio. He also isn’t shy about giving Lions players the respect they deserve, which will be nice when he’s working the NFL part of his gig.

ESPN wasn’t the only network vying for Orlovsky’s talents. According to the Post, CBS tried to get Dan-O in their studio, among other media outlets. It’s clear he has a talent for this, and we’re excited to see more of him on our televisions this year. Congrats, Dan!

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