Report: Jets’ Backup Quarterback Drew Stanton Asked for Trade

Report: Jets' Backup Quarterback Drew Stanton Asked for TradeUsually quarterback controversies refer to the starting position, but the New York Jets' recent addition of Tim Tebow has created a dilemma at the backup QB spot as well.

After signing a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Jets a week ago, Drew Stanton asked the team to either trade or release him, reports.

Stanton was reportedly promised the backup job when he signed with New York over the likes of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced on Thursday that the backup job was in fact Tebow's to lose.

"Tim is our backup quarterback. Mark is our starter," Tannenbaum told Mike and Mike in the Morning. "When we signed Drew, clearly we thought he'd be our backup quarterback. This [Tebow] scenario wasn't contemplated.

"We're going to look at keeping four quarterbacks. We're going to assess our options there. As of now, we don't have that situation resolved."

Stanton spent his first three seasons in Detroit where he appeared in 13 games, throwing five touchdowns, nine interceptions and completing 55.6 percent of his passes.

Despite handing him a $500,000 signing bonus, the Jets are now trying to accommodate Stanton's trade request, according to the report.

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