Buccaneers are ready to sign the quarterback Drew Stanton for the training team, like Peter Schrager from NFL.com tweets. Stanton played with the head coach Bruce Arians with the Cardinals, then it will provide a mixture of familiarity and insurance somewhere behind Tom Brady.
Stanton, 36, first entered the league in 2007 as a choice of Lions in the second round. He hasn’t responded to Michigan State hype yet, but he’s been a favorite of many league coaches. In all, he has 38 appearances in his career, including 17 matches.
His last live action took place in 2017 on the Arians’ Cardinals team, but he has been in orbit of the NFL for the past few years. The two-year contract with the Stanton Browns in 2018 did not result in any snap, but he found himself in the news as part of last year Freddie Kitchens drama. Stanton – the third string QB – was said to have a significant share in the team’s game plan. That didn’t go well with the star Odell Beckham Jr., offensive coordinator Todd Monken, and many others in the locker room.
Of course, Stanton is not expected to steal offensive control from Arians or Brady, who will try to secure a playoff spot on Saturday against Lions.
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