As you know, Drew Stanton was signed by the Jets last week to be the backup and #2 behind Mark Sanchez. All that lasted one week when Tim Tebow was suprisingly traded from the Broncos. It was reported that Stanton requested a trade and that wish was granted today.
nyjets#RL The Jets have announced they have traded QB Drew Stanton to the Indianapolis Colts. Terms of the trade were undisclosed.
3/23/12 4:39 PM
Stanton was traded to the Colts. I’m sure Drew was upset with the Jets flip flop but take a look at his agents’ tweet (which by the way has since been deleted). He all but calls Tim Tebow a “gimmick to sell tickets”.
I searched Deryk Gilmore’s account and found this tweet in it’s place:
DerykGilmore#Jets are a class organization for doing the right thing. I believe in my players and know what they can do. Glad it all worked out!
3/23/12 5:15 PM
You know what, I don’t blame Deryk for being upset one bit. I hear Drew is one classy guy and it’s unfortunate the Jets pulled this move on him but look at it this way. For dealing with this and for being a Jet for one week, Drew walks away with $500,000.00. Um, can someone do that to me?!
It’s been a crazy week but I’m thankful @nyjets r a classy organization Circumstance changed & now I’m @nflcolts. Can’t wait to get 2 Indy
3/23/12 5:12 PM
Stanton wanted out as soon as the Jets traded for Tim Tebow. Understandably, Stanton felt betrayed because the Jets had promised him the No. 2 job; that’s the main reason he signed with them. The Jets agreed to find him a new home, and they received a list of five preferred destinations from Stanton, according to a source — the Colts, Rams, Broncos, Steelers and Packers.
The Jets did the right thing and cut bait.
Actually, it wasn’t a bad trade, all things considered. They managed to get something back instead of having to cut him outright. The Jets received a sixth-round pick from the Colts, sending a seventh-rounder (acquired in the Tebow trade) to the Colts, according to a league source. ESPN