The Washington Times-Herald

Indianapolis Colts

October 12, 2012

Stanton looking forward to opportunity



Stanton also knew what the fan reaction would be if Sanchez were to struggle.
"If things start going south and it turns into a popularity contest, I don't know anybody that is going to beat Tim Tebow in a popularity contest. He dominates ESPN as it is," he voiced. "So I talked to [the Jets] and they said 'If we can just kind of keep this quiet, we're going to find the best possible situation for you.
"Your agent has sent over a list of teams and Indianapolis happened to be on the top of that list. I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. And I couldn't be happier to be a part of this organization and call all these guys my teammates."
Seven days after agreeing to a deal with New York, Stanton arrived in Indianapolis. And he couldn't be happier about how things eventually worked out. The Colts had traded a sixth-round pick from last spring's draft to New York in exchange for the quarterback and a seventh-round pick in the same draft.
"It was a business decision [by the Jets to trade for Tebow]. To [New York team officials] upholding what they said, they helped me find a situation that I could still pursue what I wanted to and establish myself as a backup in this league. It's just a matter of moving on," Stanton said.
"I got a chance to come in here and got all these reps in the spring. Now I have a quarterback room that is really a strong room where everybody kind of settled into their roles. We can go out there and prepare [rookie quarterback] Andrew [Luck] throughout the week and allow him to put his best foot forward on Sundays."

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