NFL rumors are in full swing this afternoon with the start of the 2013 NFL Combine. All teams are posturing themselves as being ready to grasp the Lombardi Trophy next February, and of course ever team’s general manager loves everyone currently on their roster. One tidbit that piqued my interest this afternoon is that free agent quarterback Drew Stanton is going to generate some interest this offseason. Seriously? A quarterback with five career touchdowns and nine interceptions in five seasons?
Draftinsider.net publisher Tony Pauline reported this afternoon on Twitter that Stanton could be in play if the Indianapolis Colts don’t manage to re-sign him to a new deal. Pauline tweets, “FA buzz from combine; QB/Drew Stanton could be hot commodity-Colts will try and re-sign him otherwise keep an eye on the Vikings and Cardinals.”
I could see the possibility of him heading to Minnesota to back up Christian Ponder. Joe Webb illustrated that he’s a great athlete, but not an NFL quarterback at the end of the season. I can also see the interest in Stanton to the Arizona Cardinals with Bruce Arians now as the head coach, but adding him now looks like just another stop-gap measure by the Cardinals.
The Michigan State product was third string on the Detroit Lions roster for four seasons. He was signed and then released by the New York Jets after inking Tim Tebow to a deal. Is this really a quarterback you want to build a franchise around? I can understand Arians wanting a quarterback familiar with his system, but is this just going to be another failed effort at landing an answer to the team’s quarterback situation?