Former UConn legend Dan Orlovsky will be back on the gridiron for his 13th season in the NFL after a signing a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams, as first reported by Jason Romano.
The signing marks a busy summer for Orlovsky, who graduated from UConn in May was named a member of the inaugural Shelton High School Hall of Fame class in June. Perhaps most importantly, he also appeared on The UConn Blog’s podcast in May. After spending time with former head coach Randy Edsall and UConn as a student assistant, Orlovsky ultimately decided to play at least another season at the game’s highest level.
Orlovsky will report to camp in Irvine, California next week and join former No. 1 pick Jared Goff and Sean Mannion at the quarterback position. While it’s possible Orlovsky could beat out Mannion for the backup role, his primary job will be to mentor Goff as he heads into his second NFL season.
Over the course of his 12-year career, Orlovsky has been with the Texans, Colts, Buccaneers and Lions since being drafted by Detroit in the fifth round of the 2005 draft, making 12 career starts and last appearing in game action in 2015, where he completed 22 passes for 201 yards in three games during his second stint with the Lions.