Not many people were strapped in tighter during Wednesday's Tim Tebow roller coaster than Drew Stanton.
Tebow was a Jet, then he wasn't, and then he was again. As the news ebbed and flowed, Stanton's relevance with the team he signed with just last week ebbed and flowed with it.
If the Jets end up releasing Stanton, it will be $500,000 (Stanton's signing bonus) of lost money for a team that's certainly seemed flippant with its salary cap of late.
"When we signed Drew, obviously this was not contemplated in that decision," Tannenbaum said Wednesday night. "When you get an unexpected opportunity to add a player like Tim, you have to take advantage of that."
The attempt to build a winning team doesn't factor in people's feelings, so the Jets and Tannenbaum didn't play dirty pool with Stanton. That said, they unintentionally misled him, and now must deal with the brush fire that comes with that.