Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have agreed on a one-year contract with quarterback Drew Stanton.
Per Mehta, the deal is worth $1.25 million.
The Jets showed immediate interest in Stanton at the outset of free agency, pursuing him harder than any other team. (By a lot.) They closed the deal on Friday afternoon.
Stanton, 28 in May, has appeared on 13 career games. He’s completed just 55.6 percent of his 187 career pass attempts with a 5:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
The Jets will apparently place him at No. 2 on the depth chart, behind Mark Sanchez. Greg McElroy is currently No. 3.