Source: Jets want to trade Stan­ton in wake of­te­bow deal

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

NEW YORK | A per­son fa­mil­iar with the New York Jets’ plans says the team is try­ing to trade quar­ter­back Drew 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, oneyear 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.

New York sent fourth- and six­thround picks to Den­ver shortly af­ter sign­ing Sanchez to a three-year ex­ten­sion.

Stan­ton has played in 12 games, in­clud­ing four starts, since be­ing drafted in the sec­ond round five years ago. was a backup to Dar­ren Mcfad­den but had nine starts last sea­son when Mcfad­den was in­jured.

“I was told that the ro­ta­tion will be very good,” Bush said in a con­fer­ence call af­ter sign­ing a four-year deal the Chicago Tri­bune re­ported was worth $14 mil­lion, with $7 mil­lion guar­an­teed. “I think there are enough car­ries to go around.”

Forte, who sprained his knee in early De­cem­ber and missed the final month of the sea­son but went to the Pro Bowl, has not been able to get a long-term deal from the Bears. He was given the fran­chise tag, mean­ing he will make $7.742 mil­lion next sea­son if there is no new con­tract reached.

Forte went to Twit­ter to ex­press his opin­ion of the sign­ing of Bush, say­ing he had been “dis­re­spected.”

“There’s only so many times a man that has done ev­ery­thing he’s been asked to do can be dis­re­spected! Guess the GOOD GUYS do fin­ish last,” his post read.

He played in all 19 games last sea­son as the Pa­tri­ots reached the Su­per Bowl, run­ning for 667 yards and 11 touch­downs in the reg­u­lar sea­son.

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