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Drew Stanton traded to Colts

Posted by ttwentyman on March 23, 2012 – 7:14 pm

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.


Posted in Lions Insider Tim Twentyman | 9 Comments »


9 Responses to “Drew Stanton traded to Colts”

  1. By alina on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    AWESOME!!!

  2. By Don on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Well, in a way it is a bumber to not have one of our Homegrown men on the field. But I am happy for Drew to get a start on another team so that he might get the chance at Back-up or even Starter if it does’nt go well with the rookie.
    Good luck Drew. but I hope we beat you if you ever face us! (:

  3. By LPinSLC on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Not a big deal here. He was 3rd on pur depth chart before moving on to the Jets and then the Colts. I would say good luck but with the qaurterback coming into Indy maybe Stanton is hoping for bad Luck”?

  4. By mike on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Drew Stanton. welcome to the Colts.

  5. By robert brenton on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    drew should be her and hill loking for the job. but since he isn,t good luck to you drew hope everything comes out well for you.

  6. By al on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Drew is a legitimate starter on 25 other teams.

  7. By j.hicks on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    drew, i have watched you for years and watched as you and only you got the lions out of their hole as far as losing so many games away from home. i think that you can be a very good qb just as good as you were playing for the spartans you just need your chanch to shine. good luck..

  8. By Bill on Apr 3, 2012 | Reply

    I remember another Lions QB that was traded to the Colt5s (Baltimore Colts) and he took them to the Super Bowl. Earl Morrow . Stanton is a good QB and needs a chance to prove that.

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

    I hope Drew gets a shot at the backup job.

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