Colts Trade With Jets For Quarterback Drew Stanton

DENVER - AUGUST 21: Quarterback Drew Stanton #5 of the Detroit Lions delivers a pass against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 21 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 25-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Jets landing Tim Tebow, who was sent away by the Broncos after they signed Peyton Manning, did not sit well with Drew Stanton. Stanton had signed with the Jets last week specifically to be Mark Sanchez's back-up. With Tebow now in NYC, Stanton asked for a trade. Today, he got his wish.

The Jets have reportedly sent Stanton and a 7th round pick to the Colts in exchange for a 6th rounder.

Stanton is a big guy, at 6'3, 230 lbs. He played in six games for the Detroit Lions in 2010, throwing for 780 yards, four TDs, and three picks. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round back in 2007. It's presumed he will be Andrew Luck's back-up for the 2012 season.

Luck has not been drafted yet by the Colts, but pretty much everyone and their mother believes the Stanford QB will go No. 1 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker