Jets trade Drew Stanton to Colts; will back up Andrew Luck
What a week for Drew Stanton. First the 27-year-old quarterback signs as free agent with Jets who reportedly promise him the No. 2 position behind Mark Sanchez along with a $500,000 signing bonus. Then the Jets acquire Tim Tebow and declare him the No. 2 guy.
It was all resolved (we think) today when the Jets traded Stanton, the Lions’ No. 3 quarterback the past two seasons, to the Indianapolis Colts.
Stanton will back up Andrew Luck who will be the first overall pick in the draft by the Colts (we think). While Stanton isn’t all that experienced on the field (he played a dozen games with the Lions), he’s been around meeting rooms, he’s watched film and been on the sidelines through good and bad.
Stanton should be a good influence on Luck and will perhaps get a chance to play.
(Follow @PaulaPasche on Twitter. Get Lions news delivered directly to your phone by texting the keyword "Lions" to 22700. Msg & Data Rates May Apply. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel.)