The NFL Tv cost-free company carousel keeps turning, and Dan Orlovsky will join Steve Levy and Louis Riddick Jr. in ESPN’s No. 2 NFL Tv booth, The Write-up has learned.
ESPN declined remark.
The position is important because, though ESPN has signed Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as its No. 1 team, Levy and Riddick will simply call a handful of video games this yr and then all over 5 for every period starting in 2023. Levy and Riddick also acquired contract extensions, cementing them on NFL online games.
Orlovsky was pursued by Fox Sports, in accordance to sources, the place he would have fronted a 5-working day-a-week NFL clearly show and finished some games on Sundays, nevertheless he was not a candidate for the major positions, according to resources. Kevin Burkhardt has replaced Buck as Fox’s No. 1 recreation-caller, whilst Greg Olsen is the leading candidate to be his spouse, with Tom Brady’s arrival as an analyst to be decided.
As a substitute of shifting, Orlovsky will continue to be as an ESPN workhorse, showing up on “NFL Reside,” “First Take” and “Get Up,” when continuing to get in touch with school soccer games and now the NFL.
Orlovsky, 38, basically replaces Brian Griese, who teamed with Levy and Riddick on the No. 1 “Monday Night Football” workforce the past two many years. With his agreement up, Griese left to be the 49ers’ quarterbacks mentor.
An NFL quarterback for a lot more than a ten years, Orlovsky designed 12 starts off in his job. He was most renowned for operating out of the back again of the conclusion zone in 2008 for the duration of his to start with job get started for the Lions. A Connecticut indigenous and standout quarterback at UConn, he joined Bristol, Conn.-dependent ESPN in 2018 immediately after he received some acclaim breaking down plays on social media.
The first recreation with the crew of Levy, Riddick and Orlovsky will be the 2nd 7 days of the time. “Monday Night Football” has a doubleheader that 7 days, and Buck and Aikman are envisioned to connect with the Titans-Expenses video game on ESPN. Levy, Riddick and Orlovsky would be on the Vikings-Eagles video game on ABC.
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