The Washington Times-Herald

Indianapolis Colts

October 12, 2012

Stanton looking forward to opportunity

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INDIANAPOLIS —

 
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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