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
Offensive Coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, was unavailable to explain himself to the media after the game Sunday, but Yahoo sports have reached out this morning and here are some quotes from the Jets' OC.
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