ESPN reveals No. 2 NFL booth, which will include Dan Orlovsky

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Not only will Dan Orlovsky remain at ESPN, but he'll do so with an increased workload.

Orlovsky -- who had playing stints as a quarterback with the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- is joining ESPN's No. 2 NFL broadcast team with Steve Levy and Louis Riddick, per Andrew Marchand of The New York Post.

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Levy and Riddick had been part of the Monday Night Football booth at ESPN for the past two seasons, but will be bumped down to the No. 2 team with the four-letter network having lured Joe Buck and Troy Aikman away from FOX this offseason. Orlovsky will replace Brian Griese, who left ESPN to become the quarterbacks coach on Kyle Shanahan's staff with the San Francisco 49ers.

Speaking of ESPN and FOX competing for talent, Marchand says that the worldwide leader fended off a campaign from FOX to sign Orlovsky away this offseason. While the 38-year-old would have had an opportunity to become one of the top personalities at FS1 and be involved in their game coverage, he's already developing into a star at ESPN because of his appearances on "NFL Live" and "Get Up." Now, he'll join ESPN's No. 2 broadcast booth in addition to his work as an analyst, with the network slated to have three doubleheaders on Monday Night Football beginning in 2023.

Orlovsky will become a footnote on the craziest offseason that the league has ever seen in terms of broadcaster movement. As mentioned above, Buck and Aikman left FOX for ESPN. FOX signed Tom Brady to a 10-year/$375 million deal to be their No. 1 game analyst when his playing career concludes. And Al Michaels departed from NBC to become the new voice of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video, where he'll team up with Kirk Herbstreit.

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