The recently signed backup expressed his displeasure with the franchise's move to bring in Tebow as the No. 2 QB, and consequently asked the team for a trade. Well, Stanton got his wish on Friday.
According to the Jets' website, the team traded Stanton and a 7th-round draft pick — the one acquired in the Tebow trade — for a 6th-round pick in the upcoming draft.
Stanton's agent, Deryk Gilmore, blasted the Jets via twitter on Friday saying, "Excited for the #Colts to get @drewstanton a leader, winner, and QB not a gimmick to sell tickets."
The tweet was soon after deleted from Gilmore's twitter account, and a new tweet appeared praising the Jets for the move.
"Jets are a class organization for doing the right thing," Gilmore's said in a different tweet. "I believe in my players and know what they can do."
Stanton signed a one-year deal worth about $1.25 million just last week and was promised the No. 2 quarterback job with the team. When the Jets traded for Tebow, Stanton's position on the depth chart took an obvious hit and the quarterback expressed his unhappiness.
Stanton's contract did include a $500,000 signing bonus which the Jets have paid, according to a league source.