ESPN Drags Dan Orlovsky Through The Mud Over Joe Montana Take

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ESPN has spent the better part of 24 hours dragging poor Dan Orlovsky through the mud over his pretty awful list of top-5 NFL QBs of all time.

Seriously, Dan’s been trampled on by just about everyone, from Keyshawn Johnson to Stephen A. Smith.

And here he was thinking that running out of the back of the end zone was going to be the worst moment of his career.

Nope. It was, until Orlovsky put together this lightning rod of a list! Behold:

Dan Orlovsky gets torched by ESPN colleagues over Joe Montana snub

Oh no, Dan!

What are the chances he just forgot about Montana when making the list and then once he realized it live on air he just had to play it off?

And by the way, I 100% buy his ‘I’m too young’ excuse, too. Guess what, dummies? Joe Montana ain’t on my list, either! Why?

Because I never saw him play a down. Patrick Mahomes > Joe Montana, any day of the week and twice on Sundays! Hell, at this point I’d put Joe Burrow over him.

I’m with Dan!

Dan Orlovsky.
Leave Dan Orlovsky alone, ESPN! (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

That being said, nobody and I mean NOBODY else at ESPN was with him (us), and I think Orlovsky starts to actually get a little pissed at the end. He weirdly takes the gambling joke a little too personal, and you know that’s when you have someone backed into a corner.

When someone takes an obvious joke and makes it serious for no reason whatsoever, it’s a dead giveaway that they’re flustered, and Dan Orlovsky was very clearly flustered at the end of this.

But hey, at least he took his lumps, went home, got some sleep and everyone forgot about it Friday, right?


Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.


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  1. Dan Marino 😂😂😂 I forgot he played, considering his only ever Super Bowl he was trounced by my GOAT, Joe Montana…

    I was only 5, January 84’, but not only did Joe torch Miami through the air, I believe he still holds the SB record for longest rushing TD by a QB with a 53 yarder…I didn’t fact check myself, so feel free.

    To me, Marino isn’t even Top 10…But Orlovski was a perennial #3 guy, #2 when he was playing out of his mind which was probably never, so there’s that.

    Joe has 4 rings, 6 NFC Championship game appearances, and 2 AFC Championship game appearances, in basically 12 years.

  2. It’s not like the ENTIRE thing is a farce, other than the fact he needs to have Montana in there instead of Mahomes. I CANNOT stand this GOATing and pre-determination of Mahomes going into the HoF just a few years into his career. It’s asinine and pedantic. Other than that, perfectly fine list *shrugs*

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