Orlovsky was signed to a one-year deal. Allen Park Back in 2005 the Lions thought quarterback Dan Orlovsky could be part of their future. Dan Orlovsky, who started seven games at quarterback during the team's 0-16 season in 2008, is returning to Detroit on a one-year contract. Other than in 2009, when Houston went 9-7, Orlovsky has never been part of a winning team. Orlovsky will compete with Kellen Moore to back up starter Matthew Stafford. Now the Lions believe he can part of their present. Perhaps his most recognizable play with the Lions came when he ran 2 yards out of the end zone while trying to throw a pass.