Drew Stanton Elevated for Super Bowl LV

Feb 6, 2021

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elevated guard Ted Larsen and quarterback Drew Stanton from their practice squad on Saturday, making both players eligible to play in Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Since the Buccaneers currently have no players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, they could only elevate a maximum of two players this weekend.

This is the first time that Stanton has been elevated from the practice squad for a game. He first joined the Buccaneers on December 25 after quarterback Josh Rosen had been signed off Tampa Bay’s practice squad by the San Francisco 49ers. Originally a second-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 2008, Stanton spent four seasons (2014-17) playing under current Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians in Arizona. He had a 9-4 record as a starter for Arians’ Cardinals and overall has played in 38 games with 17 starts and an 11-6 record in those starts.