Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets earlier this week. This didn’t sit well with Drew Stanton, who signed with the Jets after being promised the backup job behind Mark Sanchez.
Despite what seems like complete ineptitude from the Jets’ front office — seriously, Tebow and Antonio Cromartie on the same roster? This is gonna be good… — they worked out a trade with the Indianapolis Colts fairly quickly, and Stanton is now the future backup of one Andrew Luck. Is Stanton excited about this news? You bet your ass he is.
In reality, there is a decent chance that Stanton will see some playing time for the Colts next season. With the new NFL rookie salary structure, there is less pressure to get top draft picks onto the field ASAP, and the Colts might decide to have Luck spend some time holding a clipboard before throwing him to the wolves.
Of course, missing the soap opera that will be the Jets locker room next season has to be a bummer, unless HBO can work out a full-season Hard Knocks deal. You know you’d watch.