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Former Lions QB Drew Stanton is the odd man out once again

Posted by ttwentyman on March 22, 2012 – 1:41 pm

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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3 Responses to “Former Lions QB Drew Stanton is the odd man out once again”

  1. By eric on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    maybe he can get his old job back..Linehan really helped him..

  2. By carol wadsworth on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    so who is stanton with now , it dont make any sense to me.i think he should be back up for stafford, wish they could see this, i wonder why they dont. these new rules for football is confusing, i just want all referees to be fair when they officate the game, like green bay the ref,s bought stock in the cheese heads, so there forthe game was badly officiated.and sissy boy arron rodgers sucked he wouldnt even play when they played detroit.all i can say is God Hates A Coward.i hope the lions whoop up oh the cheese heads this year. and i hope Detroit has all their ducks in a row this year.start right out beating the first team u play and this thing on 3rd downs has to get better, not worse. who ever stafford throws the ball 2 they best be ready to catch it and no fumbles hold on to it. that is what those gloves are for.stafford better be abel to look the players over and make good decisions as to who to throw it 2. he has to make good decisions,when he throws.and he must run with the ball if there is no one open. STANTON COULD DO THAT. i like him alot.

  3. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’d like to see Drew get a shot in Indy.

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