Jarrett Stidham looks good in Patriots debut

AP

Brian Hoyer is still standing there, so the Patriots have a backup quarterback they can trust to a certain degree.

But the next project had a good debut, with rookie Jarrett Stidham turning in a solid performance in the opener against the Lions.

The fourth-round rookie was 14-of-24 for 179 yards and a touchdown, and but for a few dropped passes the numbers would have been better.

I had a great time,” Stidham said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “This is my first NFL experience, getting to play. There are a lot of things to improve on, but overall it was a lot of fun. It was a great experience.”

While Hoyer would doubtless get the call if anything happened to the 42-year-old Brady, Stidham is an interesting commodity for the Patriots, who have developed and flipped young quarterbacks before.

With Brady already old and effectively on a one-year contract, the future is a very real consideration for them this preseason.

28 responses to “Jarrett Stidham looks good in Patriots debut

  1. He’s looked good in camp too. Given a couple of years to be trained up in everything like JimmyG was, Stidham has serious potential – more solid/durable looking than Jimmy too.

  2. Glad Hoyer and Stidham did well along with the young wrs. It’s up to Brady and Brees what they do next year. The Pats don’t need to worry about next year until next year. It’s out of their control.

  3. I never will like Stidham. His word means nothing. See his three college commitments. He is opportunistic. His loyalty is easily bought.

  4. See how the next 3 weeks go, assuming he progresses further and trade Hoyer if you can get anything decent.

  5. He looked very good, albeit against second and third stringers. Of the 3 QB’s, he does throw the nicest ball and is the most athletic.

  6. Stidham throws a nice tight ball with a nice mix of velocity and it’s needed and touch when it’s needed. Count me as impressed.

  7. Hoyer is on the team. As much potential as Stidham shows, he won’t be a bona fide NFL #2 this year. Hoyer has little trade value anyway, although he has value to the Pats

  8. The knock on Stidham is that he struggled under the intense pressure of playing behind an awful O-line at Auburn.

    He throws a beautiful ball – the O-line in NE will give him more time – I think he’s a real diamond.

    Much rather have that a QB who can’t throw (Hello, Ravens) and have to formulate at 1960’s offence to accomadate him.

  9. It’s impressive to look at what BB has done with QB’s. Since 2000 BB has drafted 10 QB’s none of them in the 1st round.Most of these guys were day 3 picks (4th thorough 7th rounds) That’s impressive bang for the buck production.

    00 Brady 6th round
    02 Davey 4th round
    03 Kingsbury 6th round (Head Coach of the AZ Cards)
    05 Cassel 7th round (13 year career)
    08 O’Connell 3rd round
    09 Hoyer (**UDFA**) (11 year career)
    10 Robinson 7th round
    11 Mallett 3rd round
    14 Garoppolo 2nd round Starting QB for SF
    18 Etling 7th round
    19 Stidham 4th round

  10. lgw91s says:
    August 9, 2019 at 12:16 pm
    Forgot Brisett , I think on the drafted QB’s. Third rounder.
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    Good call.
    11 drafted and one UFA should be on the list. 12 (how ironic. LOL!) total.

  11. The chances of him being even a top 100 QB are astronomically low.

    The day Brady retires will be a day of liberation and merriment.

  12. billsrthefuture says:
    August 9, 2019 at 1:48 pm
    The chances of him being even a top 100 QB are astronomically low.
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    A Bills fan sizing up another team’s QB talent. Very interesting.
    I’m thinking Stidham, if given the chance, couldn’t do much worse than Josh Allen’s 10 TDs to 12 Interceptions and his 68 QBR. But of course Stidham is playing behind the GOAT, so his playing time will be limited for the next three years.
    Bills have had more than 20 quarterbacks start for them since Jim Kelly retired. And probably half of them weren’t as talented as Stidwell.

  13. It’s funny that Pats fans think that their team having a great QB makes them an expert on QB’s.

  14. billsrthefuture says:
    August 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm
    It’s funny that Pats fans think that their team having a great QB makes them an expert on QB’s.
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    No, just champions

  15. For some having Stidman looking this good right out the gate is a tough pill to swallow. And could be a harbinger of much more devastating news. I think thats the issue I am seeing.

  16. The Patriots have him for 4 years under a rookie contract Brady will probably play two to three more years and that gives Jared more than enough time to get ready and still have him under a cheap contract to see if he can be a NFL Quarterback.Win Win situation for the Patriots

  17. If Stidham looks good enough over the next 3 pre-season games, I could easily see NE trading Hoyer either at the end of pre-season or at some point in the season if they can get anything for him from some team needing a backup.

  18. Stidham looked decent where Hoyer looked Bradyesque. But we all know Hoyer. I’m curiuos to see a game where Hoyer looks like Hoyer, how does Stidham looks there. Hold my horses for now.

  19. carloswlassiter says:
    August 9, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    If Stidham looks good enough over the next 3 pre-season games, I could easily see NE trading Hoyer either at the end of pre-season or at some point in the season if they can get anything for him from some team needing a backup

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    I think various pieces and reports plus this add up to me feeling ‘pretty sure’ that they have started on a succession plan (length unknown) and keeping Hoyer’s veteran presence through that transition might be helpful. I also think all of the positive things out of camp and certainly this game indicate that this plan is off to a wonderful start (and certainly YAY!), but now we watch to see how the rest goes.

  20. billsrthefuture says:
    August 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    It’s funny that Pats fans think that their team having a great QB makes them an expert on QB’s.
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    I think if you review all of the post game analysis from all news sources around the country you’ll find that they are in agreement: Stidham was impressive in his first NFL game action and showed excellent arm talent and, importantly, accuracy.

  21. Are you all sure that Stidham looked good? I thought it’s all the Patriots’ (a/k/a Belichick) system that accounts for QB play in New England.

    But keep it up, TB12 loves to play with a chip on his shoulder. #7 here we come.

  22. killerquails says:
    August 9, 2019 at 11:26 am
    I never will like Stidham. His word means nothing. See his three college commitments. He is opportunistic. His loyalty is easily bought.
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    I mean…that’s kind of the point of this. You play for whoever pays you…

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