ESPN analyst, former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky was reportedly NFL coaching candidate

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Former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky reportedly had discussions with the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts for an offensive coaching role, according to ESPN colleague Adam Schefter.

The ESPN analyst spoke with both franchises regarding coaching possibilities before deciding to remain with the Bristol-based network, Schefter said in a tweet Wednesday.

"It’s not the first time and likely won’t be the last: Carolina and Indianapolis discussed prominent offensive coaching roles with ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky before he opted to remain at the network," Schefter tweeted.

Orlovsky, who has previously expressed interest in coaching, retweeted Schefter and commented a prayer hands emoji.

This is not the first time the former Shelton High quarterback has been tied to coaching rumors. When ESPN's Jeff Saturday was hired to be the Colts' interim head coach last season, Orlovsky showed interest in joining his former colleague on Indianapolis' staff.

He was a student assistant at UConn when Randy Edsall returned as head coach in 2016 and he was mentioned as a possible assistant coach, but he instead continued his NFL career. Schefter reported that the Green Bay Packers contacted Orlovsky to gauge his interest in becoming an assistant coach in 2019 and other teams showed interest a year later.

Orlovsky, 39, is married with three small children and lives in Fairfield County.

Orlovsky joined ESPN in 2018 and his popularity has soared over the past few years. He was promoted to their No. 2 broadcast team for Monday Night Football, does college games, and is a main analyst on NFL Live along with making frequent appearances on Get Up and First Take.