Traded QB Stanton on Jets: “I just didn’t like the whole situation”

Traded QB Stanton on Jets:  “I just didn’t like the whole situation”

Exiled backup QB Drew Stanton who spent a week with the Jets weighed in on the Tim Tebow trade that brought him to the Colts.

When the Jets finally did trade Stanton, the player tweeted the Jets were a classy bunch, but his agent had choice words for Gang Green before deleting them and saying they were classy as well.



“I just didn’t like the whole situation or whatnot,” Stanton recently told 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis, his new home.

“I talked to (Jets GM) Mike Tannenbaum the next day, and he said we wanted Tim to be the backup, and we’re gonna try and trade you. They apologized profusely and said that this wasn’t their intent initially. And I understand circumstances change and whatnot, so it was time for me to move on and they did that very willingly and helped me get to a team that I’m very excited to be on.”

“I think it’s difficult, because every move you make is going to be completely judged,” Stanton said of what Sanchez will likely face this season.

“As if you’re not under a big enough microscope already out there in New York — you have (Tebow), who is probably the biggest sports media darling out there right now that people look at, and it’s just hard. You saw the effects that it had on Kyle Orton (in Denver), who is a great quarterback in this league, has won a lot of football games in this league.

“But the overwhelming cry for Tim Tebow when things start heading south, it can be difficult to deal with at times. And it’s nothing against Tim, because Tim’s a great guy. He’s earned a lot of the success that he’s had in this league. And the type of person that he is, he really is that good of a guy. But the whirlwind of media that follows him can be difficult.” – Read More