It looked like former Lions third-string quarterback Drew Stanton finally had a good thing going when he signed a one-year, $1.25 million free agent deal with the Jets last week.
That was until the Jets made a surprise move Wednesday by trading for former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Now, Stanton finds himself in the same position he was in last year with the Lions: slated as the third-string quarterback.
The New York Daily News is now reporting that Stanton wants out of New York.
The Jets paid Stanton a $500,000 signing bonus as part of his $1.25 million deal and also promised him that they would add no other quarterbacks and he’d be the No. 2 behind starter Mark Sanchez, according to the Daily News.
“When we signed Drew, obviously this was not contemplated in that decision,” Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum told the paper Wednesday night. “When you get an unexpected opportunity to add a player like Tim, you have to take advantage of that.”
Tannenbaum announced that Tebow is now Sanchez’s primary back-up and hasn’t decided what to do with Stanton.
“I’m extremely excited to get an opportunity to come to an organization like this,” Stanton said in a team press release after his signing was announced last week.
“My goal is to help Mark (Sanchez) produce on the field and to help this organization win football games.”
We’ll have to see how this all plays out in the coming days.
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