Stanton reverted back to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Stanton was elevated to the Buccaneers' active roster for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Chiefs, and he unsurprisingly failed to take a snap.
Stanton was promoted to the team's active roster Saturday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Stanton has not thrown an NFL pass since 2017, but he'll join the Bucs ahead of their Super Bowl matchup with the Chiefs. The veteran will essentially act as the super emergency quarterback come Sunday.
Tampa Bay plans to sign Stanton to their practice squad, Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com reports. Stanton last threw an NFL pass in 2017, when he played in five games and totaled 894 yards along with a 6:5 TD:INT with Arizona. His time with the Cardinals gives Stanton familiarity with Bruce Arians' offense, which likely played a key role in the Tampa Bay's decision to give the 36-year-old a look.
Stanton (knee) didn't play a game during the 2019 season. Stanton was placed on injured reserve Sept. 16 and was never activated. He'll turn 36 years old in May, and Stanton hasn't played an NFL game since the 2017 season with the Cardinals when he completed 79 of 159 passes (50 percent) for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Stanton will be an unrestricted free agent in March, and he'll seek another backup role if he wishes to continue playing.
Stanton (knee) is a candidate to be activated from IR in Week 10, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Coach Freddie Kitchens said he doesn't feel the need to sign another quarterback since Garrett Gilbert is currently backing up Baker Mayfield and Stanton could still return. Stanton would likely be the team's No. 1 backup if he returned, but he wouldn't play unless Mayfield was injured. The career backup last played with the Cardinals, completing 50 percent of his passes for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions over five games.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||@Los Angeles Rams||1||15.56|
|4||10/03||@New England Patriots||5||17.88|
|8||10/31||@New Orleans Saints||10||19.00|
|10||11/14||@Washington Football Team||6||17.88|
|11||11/22||New York Giants||3||17.63|
|15||12/19||New Orleans Saints||10||19.00|
|17||01/02||@New York Jets||29||24.75|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|