Free agent quarterback Drew Stanton, who has spent his four NFL seasons in Detroit, will be visiting the New York Jets to discuss becoming the Jets back up behind Mark Sanchez, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Via Mehta:
Jets searching for No. 2 QB. Source tells me free agent Drew Stanton, who played 4 seasons w/ Lions, is visiting Jets in couple days. #nfl— Manish Mehta(@TheJetsStream) March 13, 2012
Stanton went on the record in the offseason saying that he'd like to go somewhere where he had the opportunity to become a quality back up. The Lions are expected to re-sign Shaun Hill to be Matthew Stafford's back up again this season. Stanton was inactive all of last season as the third-string quarterback behind Stafford and Hill.
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