Jarrett Stidham, Julian Edelman working out together

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Julian Edelman was a frequent target for Tom Brady‘s passes over the years and Edelman is working on developing the same relationship with Brady’s potential successor at quarterback in New England.

In an Instagram post directed to Red Sox player Brock Holt, quarterback Jarrett Stidham said that he and Edelman have been working out together while not taking part in the Patriots’ remote offseason program. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com adds that both players are in Massachusetts and have been working together regularly as they prepare for the coming season.

Stidham, who joined the Patriots as a fourth-round pick last year, and Brian Hoyer are set to compete for the starting job once the Patriots get to training camp. Stidham only played 15 snaps as a rookie, but his practice work and overall approach have gotten positive reviews from several players this offseason.

That hasn’t stopped others from predicting Hoyer will get the nod, but a strong connection with Edelman wouldn’t hurt Stidham’s bid for the top job.

20 responses to “Jarrett Stidham, Julian Edelman working out together

  1. Stidham will be a lot better than a lot of people predict. The kid is talented and very competitive. They will start him slowly, but by midseason, he will be opening it up. I agree with Chris Simms, when he said he could see him being the starter 6-7 years from now.

  2. So that’s fine he’s working out with Edelman, who will help mentor him. But what about the guys who really need the time with Stidham, like N’Keal Henry and Jakobi Meyers?? Why arent they part of this club?

  3. 5-11, Belichick’s history repeats itself

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    in 25 years as a head coach, hes had 2 5-11 seasons…..Hes also had two 11-5 seasons in that time frame without Brady.

  4. The Patriots are going 11-5 this year, and Brady will be 10-6 down in Tampa, and then the debate will rage for another year about who needs who… it’s gonna make the haters go crazy

  5. “Stidham will be a lot better than a lot of people predict.”
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    Problem is he also will be nowhere near as good as a lot of others are predicting.

  6. Two 5-11 and two 11-5 seasons without Brady. That’s .500 folks! A v e r a g e at best.

  7. Stidham does not have to be Tom Brady of the last 13 years. If the Pats can use the running game more for ball control, and play solid defense, win the turnover battle more often than not, they can be successful. Thats the way Parcells used to do it. Thats also the strategy the Pats used in the early Brady years.

    Thats probably how they are going to look this year. Games will be close, I don’t think they’ll be blowing anyone out doing that, and they may get blown out a couple of times (KC comes to mind).

  8. Stidham is nowhere near as good as Brady and to think the Patriots won’t be worse this year without Brady is deluded.

  9. Two 5-11 and two 11-5 seasons without Brady. That’s .500 folks! A v e r a g e at best.

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    Yeah, because averaging 4 seasons from the past is an indication of future results…..

  10. Those are 4 seasons without Brady, did you want the rest without Brady because it gets worse than .500. Follow along

  11. JE was a successful QB at Div 2 and a killer receiver at the pro level. He also spent years calibrating with Tom Brady. Smart move by Stidham working with him.

  12. Cancerman2020 says the past is not an indication of future results, but also says KC will blow out Pats this year. Why would you think that? Are you predicting the future based on past results. Follow your own rules and you’ll be better off.

  13. Stidham is nowhere near as good as Brady and to think the Patriots won’t be worse this year without Brady is deluded.
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    That could be true. Stidham could also be/become much better than Brady. The kid is an unknown quantity at this point, and there’s a really long continuum with all kinds of landing points.

  14. Compared to last season, the offense can’t get any worse this year no matter who starts at QB.

  15. KC won the SB less than 5 months ago and is returning the same team.

    You are saying BB will be 5-11 because of seasons that happened over 20 years.

    See the difference?

  16. Does anyone remember who the last coach was to get the Clevenland Browns to the playoffs? It’s escaping me at the moment…

  17. Grumpy Santa says:
    June 6, 2020 at 9:10 am
    Does anyone remember who the last coach was to get the Clevenland Browns to the playoffs? It’s escaping me at the moment

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    I believe that was Butch Davis.

  18. “Former” Red Sox player Brock Holt. What a shame to let that guy leave the Sox- he was such an amazing all-around utility player. It was hard enough to see them part ways with Mookie, but at least that was somewhat justified. I can’t see why they’d let Brock go. I’m going to miss watching Brock play, as he plays with the same level of intensity as Edelman- never take a minute off, fiercely competitive they’re two peas in a pod.

    Regarding Stidham working with other Patriot receivers, I think they’re meeting up with Stidham to work out as well- I’ve read some articles documenting it. The teams that are willing and able to practice with their team mates, especially new teammates are the teams who will be playing after the regular season ends, no doubt.

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