31-Year-Old Quarterback – Arizona Cardinals
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Stanton proved a capable understudy when pressed into action for the injured Carson Palmer last season, going 5-3 in eight starts before being sidelined with a knee injury of his own (MCL sprain) in W...
Drew Stanton Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $8.2 million deal, with $3 million guaranteed, with the Cardinals in March of 2013.
Stanton (knee) led the second-team offense in last week's minicamp, the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Drew Stanton: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Stanton suffered a sprained knee in Week 15, which kicked off a "will he or won't he" return before the Cardinals' campaign concluded. However, between the final two games of the regular season, he underwent a procedure to combat an infection in the aforementioned region, all but ending his hopes of playing again this season. The development forced coach Bruce Arians to stick with the underwhelming Ryan Lindley through Saturday's season-ending loss in the wild-card round at Carolina, but worry not, as Stanton expects to be healthy by the start of offseason workouts. Depending on the progress made by Carson Palmer (knee) with his own recovery, Stanton could begin next season as Arizona's starting quarterback. Otherwise, another year as a backup would be on Stanton's docket.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)With Stanton out this weekend, and presumably day-to-day beyond that -- should Arizona advance in the playoffs -- Ryan Lindley will draw the start at QB for the Cardinals on Saturday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Coach Bruce Arians previously indicated that Stanton needed to practice either Wednesday or Thursday in order to play Saturday at Carolina, and with that in mind -- what, if anything -- the QB is able to do Thursday will be telling. At this stage though, it looks like Ryan Lindley will likely draw this weekend's start.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After Stanton underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up an infection in his left knee last Wednesday, an appearance in practice may be too much to ask for this week. At the very least, the Cardinals will soon know if they have a veteran in Stanton or his underwhelming replacement, Ryan Lindley, under center for their playoff opener.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
In the second season of a three-year deal, Stanton nonetheless took a back seat to starting quarterback Carson Palmer in 2013, taking no snaps for the entirety of the campaign. Moreover, Stanton hasn't thrown a pass since 2010, when he started three consecutive games for the Lions among six appearances. Despite the presence of Ryan Lindley and this year's fourth-round pick Logan Thomas, Stanton is the Cardinals' clear-cut No. 2 under center.
Stanton will be the backup to Andrew Luck, giving the rookie a veteran presence behind him. It's hard to see Stanton getting any playing time barring a Luck injury.
Stanton returns to Detroit on a one-year contract to reprise his role as the team's No. 3 quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill. With Stafford's injury history, it wouldn't be surprising to see Stanton move up the depth chart, but he likely won't see much time unless both Stafford and Hill go down with injuries.
Stanton will be the Lions' third quarterback, though his roster spot will always be in jeopardy should another, more experienced veteran quarterback on the waiver wire catch their eye.
Stanton, Detroit's 2007 second-round pick, has yet to be given a real chance to show what he can do as a professional. There was talk early in the offseason that Detroit would bring in a veteran to compete with Stanton for the third-string QB job, but it now appears that Stanton's roster spot is secured. The former Michigan State star won't see the feild unless injuries strike both Matthew Stafford and Daunte Culpepper, in which case Detroit would probably look for a veteran option via trade or free agency.
Stanton is the future at quarterback for the Lions, but that future appears to be at least a year or two off. He will have to battle Dan Orlovsky to be Jon Kitna's primary backup this year.
The Lions took Drew Stanton with their first of three second-round picks in April's draft. He enters training camp third on the depth chart behind Jon Kitna and Dan Orlovsky. They likely view him as the future once Kitna is gone, but he will only make an impact this year if there are injuries.