With the Indianapolis Colts possibly hiring Jeff Saturday to be head coach, former quarterback Dan Orlovsky took to Twitter to troll Indy’s fans.
Despite the Indianapolis Colts interviewing a ton of candidates, multiple reports claim that Jim Irsay still wants to hire Jeff Saturday to be the team’s next head coach. Colts fans aren’t really coping with that possibility well. Fans aren’t just complaining on social media either, they’re also signing a petition to let Jim Irsay know that the fans do not want to see Saturday become the team’s official head coach. While everyone waits to see if that’ll sway Irsay’s opinion, Dan Orlovsky took to Twitter to mess with Colts fans, maybe.
Orlovsky, a former quarterback and teammate of Jeff Saturday, and current ESPN analyst, tweeted out a couple of statements that got the attention of Colts fans. Responding to Benjamin Solak, a staff writer for The Ringer who said the Colts would be a total mess with Saturday, Orlovsky initially responded by saying “Depends on who he is bringing with him if he gets the job,” followed by a winking emoji. This quickly garnered a lot of attention because there was already a strong belief that Orlovsky would be a part of Saturday’s staff if he was hired.
So was Dan Orlovsky just trolling fans or did he accidentally spill Saturday’s head coaching plans?
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Orlovsky eventually deleted the tweet and posted a reworded version saying, “Depends on if he gets job who goes with em staff wise. Gotta get the QB. Got to.” As people started to ask Orlovsky if he would be Saturday’s offensive coordinator, Dan joked that if he was, he’d be bringing Carson Wentz back to Indy. He also told Robert Griffin III that he could be the co-offensive coordinator. So maybe Orlovsky just wanted to troll Colts fans, or he spilled the beans and tried to recover by deflecting through jokes.
Whatever the case, fans are hoping they don’t find out the truth because they don’t want Jeff Saturday to get the job. If he does, it is possible that Orlovsky is a part of the staff. Not only were Saturday and Orlovsky teammates on the Colts, but they both worked together at ESPN and often talked about coaching. Orlovsky previously discussed how Saturday knows his desire to get into coaching.
Since retiring, Dan Orlovsky has transitioned into an analyst. He has developed a popularity for his offensive film breakdowns and the way he helps viewers see plays the way a quarterback should. Some believe that his mastery on the touchscreen would make him a good offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach. Will Orlovsky get that opportunity as part of a Jeff Saturday regime? Time will tell.