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Jets Trade QB Drew Stanton To Colts For Undisclosed Draft Pick

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Drew Stanton (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - Well that was quite a short tenure in New York.

The Jets have traded third-string quarterback Drew Stanton to the Indianapolis Colts for an undisclosed draft pick, the team confirmed on Friday.

The 27-year-old Stanton signed a one-year, $1.25 million dollar deal last Friday, prior to the Jets trading for new backup quarterback Tim Tebow on Wednesday.

After Gang Green acquired Tebow, the Michigan State alum asked for a release from the team.

“When we signed Drew, obviously this was not contemplated in that decision,” Jets general manager Mike 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.”

If the Jets opted to release Stanton instead of trade him, they would have owed him a signing bonus of $500,000.

The 27-year-old has played 12 career NFL games, all with the Detroit Lions.

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