Blogs > Lions Lowdown

One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Jets trade for Tebow, what does that mean for Drew Stanton?

So Tim Tebow to the Jets. Guess it’s not surprising because the Jets must want some Tebowmania publicity since their neighbors the Giants won the Super Bowl last month.

Just weird, though.

The Jets added Drew Stanton, who spent his first five seasons with the Lions, last week. He was expected to be the No. 2 quarterback behind Mark Sanchez with Greg McElroy at three.

So with the addition of Tebow what does this mean for Stanton? Heck, Sanchez can’t be too thrilled either. After all, as a Broncos’ starter last year Tebow engineered a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Jets.

Well, if they say Tebow will play only in special package situations, it could be status quo for Stanton. If Tebow comes in at No. 2, then that pushes Stanton down to No. 3. Surely this has to be a disappointment.

Stanton proved himself with the Lions in 2010 when Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill were injured. He went to the Jets as the No. 2 when if he stayed with Lions, again he would have been No. 3.

Will be curious to see how it all turns out though for all four quarterbacks they now have on the roster.

Is it curtains for McElroy, a 2011 seventh-round pick out of Alabama?

Very curious, for sure.

(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.)

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home