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September 9, 2020 09:40 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham (hip) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Stidham lost the starting job to Cam Newton during training camp, but he'll be available as a backup for Sunday's season opener against the Dolphins. We have yet to see much of Stidham, as he threw just four passes in his 2019 rookie season, but he's on standby in case Newton -- who played just two games last year due to a foot injury -- suffers another injury

September 4, 2020 12:44 AM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Will back up Newton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham (hip) is no longer in contention to start at QB for the Patriots, following the announcement that Cam Newton has secured the job, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.

Stidham has reportedly been managing a hip issue of late, which didn't help his cause, but Newton has impressed the team's coaching staff since signing with New England and offers a nice mix of talent and experience as the franchise transitions from long-time signal caller Tom Brady. Newton is currently healthy, but he has dealt with injuries in the past, so Stidham -- who remains highly regarded by the Patriots' brass -- will be on call in the event that Newton finds himself sidelined at any point this season.

August 27, 2020 04:52 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Works through hip issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Though he's been managing a hip issue, Stidham has been able to practice this week, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.

The report notes that the QB saw his most extensive work of late during Thursday's practice session. Though the Patriots have yet to name a starting QB, the general consensus among the team's local beat writers is that Cam Newton has pulled away in the competition.

August 25, 2020 02:56 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Appears bothered by hip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stdiham (hip) got more work at Tuesday's practice, but he still doesn't appear fully healthy, according to Ryan Hannable of

Meanwhile, Cam Newton is drawing strong reviews from New England beat writers, solidifying his status as the favorite for the Week 1 start. Stidham still has a bit of time to make his case, but the nagging hip/leg injury isn't helping.

August 24, 2020 02:28 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham (hip) practiced Sunday but didn't participate in team drills, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

While Stidham reportedly deals with some hip/leg discomfort, Mike Reiss of suggested Sunday that "it feels like Stidham's status in the QB picture is fading the last two practices." Meanwhile, Howe notes that Newton, the favorite to be the team's No. 1 QB in Week 1, has "sustained momentum from the end of last week." That's a notion echoed by Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican, who believes that Newton is on "the fast track" to becoming the team's starting signal-caller.

August 21, 2020 12:32 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Dealing with leg/hip discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

NFL Network's Mike Giardi notes that Stidham has been dealing with some leg/hip discomfort and it could be several weeks before the QB is back to 100 percent, Kevin Patra of reports.

That said, this sounds like an issue that Stidham plans to work through, with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels indicating Friday, "I'm pretty sure he'll be ready to roll the next time we practice." Stidham has been competing with Cam Newton for the Patriots' starting QB job. It's a gig that Newton is favored to land, and if Stidham's hip/leg issue persists at all, it won't help his chances of prevailing. On the plus side, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that precautionary tests Stidham took Thursday at a local hospital came back negative

August 21, 2020 12:20 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Injury not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeff Howe of The Athletic relays that from what's been told, the leg injury that Stidham suffered Friday "doesn't sound overly concerning."

With that in mind, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels believes that Stidham will be ready to practice the next time the Patriots are back on the field, which is slated to be Sunday. If that's the case, at that time Stidham will continue to vie with Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer for the Patriots' starting QB job, an assignment that Newton is favored to secure.

August 21, 2020 09:52 AM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Injures leg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham is dealing with a leg injury and isn't expected to do much work, if any, at Friday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Any absence will free up more first-team reps for Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer. Recent reports from Patriots camp suggest Stidham has been struggling, but it's possible his leg injury is part of the problem.

August 18, 2020 12:04 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Struggles in practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham tossed three interceptions during Tuesday's practice, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Stidham reportedly outplayed Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer on Monday, but it was a different story on the second day of padded practice as the second-year pro had eight completion and three INTs on his 11 pass attempts. Newton remains the favorite for the Week 1 start, while Hoyer may be part of the competition in name only. Stidham lands somewhere in the middle, hoping to make an impression over the next few weeks.

August 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Has good practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham, Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer split the Patriots' QB reps "fairly evenly" during Monday's practice, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Howe notes that Stidham "had the best day of the trio" Monday, but we wouldn't read too much into that, as we'd expect Newton -- the favorite to claim the team's top QB job -- to have sharp practice sessions of his own as he grows more comfortable with New England's offense.

June 29, 2020 05:00 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Gets competition from Cam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have signed Cam Newton to compete with Stidham and Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job, Mike Reiss of reports.

The 2015 NFL MVP profiles as the favorite in his competition against a 2019 fourth-round pick and a veteran journeyman, but the door could open for Stidham if Newton isn't sharp during training camp. Given that he's coming back from major foot surgery and also has a troubling history of shoulder injuries, there's no guarantee the 31-year-old Newton will look like the prime version of himself. The Patriots' patient approach to their post-Tom-Brady quarterback situation might be interpreted as a sign of confidence in Stidham, who was sharp last preseason but only saw mop-up duty (four pass attempts, one pick-six) once the games counted.

March 23, 2020 12:44 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Competing with Hoyer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots' signing of Brian Hoyer suggests Stidham has a good chance to earn the starting quarterback job, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

It's a good sign for Stidham that the team signed Hoyer instead of a more accomplished veteran, though there's still time to add further competition to the quarterback room before Week 1. Ryan Hannable of WEEI reports that Hoyer's agent said the 34-year-old was told he'd have a chance to compete for the starting job, presumably squaring off against Stidham this summer. The 2019 fourth-round pick beat out Hoyer for the backup job last offseason, prompting the Patriots to release the veteran at the end of August.

March 20, 2020 12:36 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Franchise moves on from Brady
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Tom Brady officially a member of the Buccaneers, Stidham and Cody Kessler are currently the only QBs the Patriots have under contract for 2020.

That said, it seems likely the team will add a quarterback or two via trade, free agency or the NFL Draft. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Stidham, who turns 24 in August, "is considered mature beyond his years" and "has shown a knack for making plays on the move," but it remains to be seen if the Patriots will look create a scenario in which the 2019 fourth-rounder has a chance to immediately claim the top job, or one in which veteran competition is brought in with an eye toward affording Stidham added time to develop into a reliable NFL starter.

January 1, 2020 01:40 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Spends season as Brady's backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham completed two of four pass attempts for 14 yards and an interceptions in three appearances with the Patriots during the 2019 regular season.

The 2019 fourth-round pick spent his entire rookie season as Tom Brady's top backup after the team parted ways with veteran understudy Brian Hoyer in advance of Week 1. Predictably, Stidham's game action was restricted to a trio of garbage-time appearances, with Brady starting the Patriots' entire 16-game slate. Behind the scenes, however, Stidham's throwing ability and all-around work in practice this past season has drawn praise from both his teammates and coaches, per Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal. Once the Patriots' season is over, there will be plenty of focus on Brady's status with the franchise, and until that matter is settled, Stidham's 2020 fantasy outlook can't be accurately assessed.

August 31, 2019 07:40 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Stays on as Brady's backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham is the Patriots' No. 2 quarterback following the release of Brian Hoyer, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

A fourth-round pick in 2019, Stidham fared well enough in his first pro preseason to serve as Tom Brady's backup off the bat.

August 30, 2019 11:20 AM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Shows chemistry with Thomas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham completed 18 of 28 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 31-29 loss to the Giants in the Patriots' preseason finale. He also rushed seven times for 50 yards and lost a fumble.

Stidham played the entire game, as New England wanted to get an extended look at its rookie fourth-rounder. He also got to work with some of the team's top wideout options -- Julian Edelman played the opening drive, while both Demaryius Thomas and Josh Gordon played the first five. Stidham was most effective throwing to Thomas -- the two connected seven times for 87 yards, including touchdowns of 35 and three yards. Despite this promising performance, Stidham is expected to open the season third on the depth chart behind veterans Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer.

August 9, 2019 04:36 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Solid effort in NFL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham completed 14 of 24 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener, a 31-3 win over the Lions.

It's just one game, but Stidham took care of the ball, had some nice throws and displayed solid poise for a rookie fourth-rounder. The 23-year-old is obviously no threat to Tom Brady's starting job, but the early returns have been good and Stidham looks like a signal-caller worth grooming. Whether that occurs with him as the team's No. 3 signal-caller or as Tom Brady's direct backup in 2019 remains to be seen, though with that in mind, we'd be surprised if the team let veteran Brian Hoyer go.

August 7, 2019 04:48 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Strong showing in training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stidham has impressed the Patriots' brass with his performance thus far in training camp, Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican reports.

While Stidham is obviously no threat to supplant starter Tom Brady, the fourth-round rookie's strong showing in training camp suggests that the team has unearthed a quarterback worth grooming. With Brady unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Lions, Stidham is on track to see ample action.

April 27, 2019 05:16 PM
Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: New England selects in fourth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots selected Stidham in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 133rd overall.

Stidham is a former blue chip recruit who showed various levels of promise with first Baylor and then Auburn, but he never lived up to his recruiting pedigree in terms of production, and he never displayed the kind of tools you'd need to project much further development. Stidham conventionally profiles as a backup at 6-foot-2, 218 pounds with various adequate traits but none that are truly reassuring. He finished his collegiate career completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 7,217 yards (8.5 YPA), 48 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, so there's a little bit of skill for the Patriots to mold and then probably pawn off to another team in a trade a couple years from now.

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