Tim Tebow's arrival apparently is going to signal Drew Stanton departure.
Signed last week to a one-year, $1.25 million deal to be the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Mark Sanchez, Stanton's preference is to be traded or outright released, according to a source. Stanton, who spent his first four seasons with the Lions, doesn't want to be the No. 3 behind Tebow at all.
The Jets also have Greg McElroy, so they would cut ties with Stanton and still have three quarterbacks on their roster.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum, in one of the many radio interviews he did Thursday, said the Jets are working on fixing the scenario with their backup quarterbacks behind Sanchez and Tebow.
"When we signed Drew last week, we thought he'd be our two," Tannenbaum said on WFAN. "We are going to look at that situation now. We’ve talked to him and his agent. We may wind up keeping four [quarterbacks]. We are not sure yet and we don't have a resolution on that quite yet.
"We’ll see how things pan out."