Stanton Asks For Release From Jets
NEW YORK (WFAN) – Drew Stanton’s career with the New York Jets appears to be over before it even started. Stanton signed for the Jets with impression that he was backing up Mark Sanchez.
“When we signed Drew, obviously this was not contemplated in that decision,” Tannenbaum told the Daily News on Wednesday night. “When you get an unexpected opportunity to add a player like Tim, you have to take advantage of that.”
Following the acquisition of Tim Tebow, Stanton’s role with the Jets has shrunk significantly. According to the Daily News, Stanton is seeking a release or trade from the Jets.
The 27-year-old Stanton signed a one-year, $1.25 million dollar deal last week. If the Jets were to release Stanton, they would owe him a signing bonus of $500,000. Another option could be trading Stanton as he is viewed around the NFL as a capable backup quarterback.
The former Michigan State standout played 12 career NFL games, all with the Detroit Lions.
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