Something already doesn’t fit in the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow-Drew Stanton quarterback triangle and Stanton says it’s him.
Signed less than a week ago by the New York Jets to back up Sanchez, Stanton would like to be traded or released after the team’s trade for Tebow on Wednesday night dropped him to the No. 3 spot. The New York Daily News reports that Stanton, a former backup in Detroit who signed a one-year, $1.25-million deal, would prefer to be released but would take a trade.
“When we signed Drew, obviously this was not contemplated in that decision,” Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum said Wednesday night. “When you get an unexpected opportunity to add a player like Tim, you have to take advantage of that.”
Tannenbaum said the team has not decided the fate of Stanton or Greg McElroy (the former No. 3 quarterback who grabbed headlines last year by blasting the Jets’ “corrupt mindset”). The Jets could, Tannenbaum said, carry four QBs.
Stanton, 27, has started four games and won two of three starts after Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill were injured in 2010.
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