Jarrett Stidham is the future for the New England Patriots since, as we all know, Tom Brady has gone to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
High School and College Career
When Stidham was a senior in high school, he had completed 183 of 260 passes for 2,934 yards and 35 touchdowns. He had also rushed for 969 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was the number one quarterback in Texas with 8,567 total pass yards, 2.787 total rush yards, and 158 total touchdowns. Stidham went to Baylor University as a freshman in college and on November 5, 2015, he had his first start. On his very first pass in college, he threw a touchdown. Stidham, as a 19 year old, was leading the sixth team in the country. He was doing outstanding until he got a bone in his ankle broken in a game against Oklahoma State. His season was over and his coach had gotten fired, so Stidham left Baylor and enrolled at McLennan Community College. He had practiced with that team for some time and then he ended up at Auburn University. At Auburn, he had completed 470 out of 739 passes. He threw for 5,952 yards and 36 touchdowns. He also ran for seven touchdowns. Stidham had won an Iron Bowl game for Auburn as well.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots picked him up in the fourth round on the 133rd overall pick. In the 2019 NFL preseason, Stidham played in all four preseason games, completed 61 passes, threw a total of 731 yards, and threw four touchdowns. He also threw one interception and rushed a total of 88 yards.
Who Does Stidham Resemble?
Stidham has a great throw and the ability to evade defenders with his speed. If given the opportunity, he will run all the way to the endzone, but will slide when defenders are near. Stidham most resembles quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson. Like Rodgers, Stidham has the strong arm and great throw to make the long distance passes, but also has the speed to escape from the grasp of defenders and pick up some yards. Like Wilson, Stidham has good awareness of the pressure around him and knows when to scramble, and can still make a great throw.
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