Jets trade Drew Stanton To Colts

Jets trade Drew Stanton To Colts

The New York Jets have traded quarterback Drew Stanton to the Indianapolis Colts today, the Jets announced.

Signed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Jets, the former Detroit Lions quarterback lost his anticipated backup status behind Mark Sanchez when New York acquired Tim Tebow via a trade. Stanton was extremely unhappy with the Tebow move since he had been assured by the Jets that he would be the backup.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder started three games in 2010 for Detroit, passing for four touchdowns and three interceptions for 78.1 quarterback rating.

A former Michigan State standout, Stanton has passed for 1,158 career yards, five touchdowns and nine interceptions.

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