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Drew Stanton

Drew Stanton - #5 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 243 lbs.
Birthday 05/07/1984
Birthplace Farmington Hills, MI
College Michigan State
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 2nd round, 11th pick by Lions

Jets deal QB Stanton to Colts

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Now that they have acquired Tim Tebow, the Jets have traded backup QB Drew Stanton to the Colts for an undisclosed draft choice.

Fantasy spin: the B teamers

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 4:28 a.m. ET
Covering the free-agent fantasy scene, William Del Pilar concisely breaks down recent skill-position players who are not fantasy-relevant but provide NFL team depth. 

Jets sign QB Stanton

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The Jets found their backup for QB Mark Sanchez, signing Drew Stanton to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million, according to multiple reports.

Lions' Stanton wants to move up

Posted March 08, 2012 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Lions QB Drew Stanton wants a chance to be a top backup, he told PFW Thursday.

Tolbert among UFAs who could prove solid values

Posted March 05, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
The Packers re-signed TE Jermichael Finley to a reasonable deal. What other UFAs have a chance to be good value signings? Mike Wilkening explores.

Lions agree to re-sign Stanton, Wendling

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to re-sign No. 3 QB Drew Stanton to a one-year deal and special-teams contributor John Wendling to a three-year deal.

Lions' Stanton overcomes 'hiccups,' makes strides

Posted July 02, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
If he had his preference, Lions QB Drew Stanton would test the free-agent market, but he told PFW he would be "comfortable" with re-signing with Detroit.

Lions' Stanton raising profile with play

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Lions No. 3 QB Drew Stanton has played beyond expectations, and he could seek a better opportunity elsewhere next season.

Report: Stafford placed on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Lions have reportedly placed QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve.

Lions might have to play QB roulette

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz did not say Monday who his starting QB would be in Week 16, as all three primary quarterbacks are dealing with injuries.

Packers lose Rodgers, fall to Lions

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Will Heller midway through the fourth quarter, and the Packers couldn't come back without an injured Aaron Rodgers in the Lions' 7-3 win Sunday.

Lions’ QB carousel not stopping Johnson from producing

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions are now on their third quarterback of the 2010 season, but Calvin Johnson has managed to be a constant throughout the QB turmoil.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 13?

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
His final stats weren't all that impressive — four tackles, one sack — but Julius Peppers did his job well on Sunday.

Bears-Lions prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The banged-up Lions will struggle to score more than a touchdown against the Bears in Week 13.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
With Matthew Stafford (shoulder) and Shaun Hill (finger) out nursing injuries, the Lions will be starting third-stringer Drew Stanton against the Bears' opportunistic defense.

Stafford re-injures shoulder in loss

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford re-injured his right shoulder in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jets. Head coach Jim Schwartz said after the game that Stafford is "very sore."

Stanton wants chance to be Lions' backup QB

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
QB Drew Stanton felt as if he was railroaded by media members as the Lions cleaned out their lockers this week and stresses he wants to remain in Detroit.

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Posted March 23, 2012
Stanton came to the Jets to be Mark Sanchez's backup. Then, along came Tim Tebow. Less than a week after signing Stanton, the Jets traded him to the Indianapolis Colts for an undisclosed draft pick.||||||| Stanton signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal last week to back up Mark Sanchez, but became expendable when the Jets acquired Tebow from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. After that trade, general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Tebow would be the team's No. 2 quarterback. "It's a big relief to have this over," Stanton told The Associated Press. "I'm excited about the opportunity in Indy. I can't wait to get there and get down to business."
Posted March 22, 2012
A person familiar with the New York Jets' plans says the team is trying to trade Stanton.||||||| The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team hasn't announced its plans. Stanton signed a $1.25 million, 1-year deal last week to be Mark Sanchez's backup, but the Tim Tebow deal has relegated Stanton to another third-string job. He left the Detroit Lions for a chance to be a No. 2 QB after sitting behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Posted March 16, 2012
The Jets have signed Stanton. Stanton told The Associated Press that he agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract a day after he arrived to meet with team officials.||||||| Stanton, a second-round draft pick out of Michigan State in 2007, made the most of limited opportunities during his first three seasons in the NFL with the Lions. He was 2-1 as a starter in 2010 with four touchdowns, including one on the ground, and two interceptions. Stanton didn't play last year as Detroit's third-string quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Posted March 16, 2012
The New York Jets have added backup quarterback Drew Stanton with a $1.25 million, 1-year contract. Stanton tells The Associated Press the deal was agreed to Friday, a day after he arrived to meet with team officials. The Jets signed Mark Sanchez to a three-year contract extension last week.||||||| Stanton made the most of limited opportunities to play during his first three seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions. He was 2-1 as a starter in 2010 with four touchdowns, including one on the ground, and two interceptions. Stanton didn't play last year as Detroit's third-string quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill. He has completed 56 percent of his passes in 12 career games, including four starts, for 1,158 yards with five TDs and nine interceptions.
Posted Dec. 13, 2010
Stanton completed 10 of 22 passes for 117 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Packers.||||||| Stanton has put up pedestrian numbers since taking over the starting quarterback duties in Detroit, completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 295 yards with two TDs and two picks. It is uncertain if Stanton will make another start with Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill recovering from their injuries.

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