The Lonely Lion: The Drew Stanton Story


Published: March 25, 2009


... as the top team hoping to gain Cutler's services. But many are forgetting, after trading away Kitna and Orlovsky the Lions still hold two quarterbacks, the aging Daunte Culpepper and the young Drew Stanton.

Stanton, a three year starter at Michigan State, was drafted by the Lions in 2007, before the season he had knee surgery and sat out the entirety of the season. He has seen how the Lions work and he still wants to play for them, weird.

While at Michigan State he totaled 6,485 passing yards with 42 touchdowns and 1,470 rushing yards with 14 rushing touchdowns. As a Spartan he gave the offense an added dimension, he was a mobile quarterback who had a power arm. During the Senior Bowl Challenges, Stanton won the Quarterback Challenge in which he had to move in the pocket and throw at targets down field.

Stanton was an intense player while at Michigan State, he was the leader of the clubhouse, on several occasions rallying the team during...

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