The saga surrounding former Lions quarterback Drew Stanton has come to a happy ending for all involved.
Stanton signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal to be the backup for Mark Sanchez with the Jets last week, but became expendable when the Jets traded for Tim Tebow on Wednesday.
Stanton asked for a trade when the Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said publicly that Tebow would backup Sanchez. Stanton was promised the backup job when he signed with the team last week.
The Jets obliged Stanton’s request by trading him to the Colts Friday for an undisclosed draft pick.
Stanton left the Lions in free agency for a chance to be the backup after sitting behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill the last two seasons.
Stanton has played in 12 games, including four starts, since being drafted in the second round of the 2007 draft.
The Colts are expected to select quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft, but Stanton should get a chance to compete for the backup spot.
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