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Stanton Wants Out

by Chris Menn on March 22, 2012

Once the Tebow deal was made official, you could see this coming from a mile away as ex-No.2 QB Drew Stanton who signed last week wants out.  He prefers to be released but a trade out would work well for him as well.

The Daily News has learned that Stanton would prefer to be released or traded after the team acquired Tim Tebow on Wednesday. Stanton, who spent four seasons with the Lions, signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal that included a $500,000 signing bonus last week. He would rather be released, but he’d be amenable to a trade, according to a source.

The Jets targeted Stanton at the outset of free agency to replace Mark Brunell as the Jets’ No. signal caller.

However, Tebow’s arrival has altered the pecking order.

“When we signed Drew, obviously this was not contemplated in that decision,” Tannenbaum said on Wednesday night.  “When you get an unexpected opportunity to add a player like Tim, you have to take advantage of that.”

What could the Jets get for Stanton? Probably nothing better than a 6th or 7th round pick.

Chris Menn

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