Report: Several weeks before Jarrett Stidham will be 100 percent

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Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham was at Friday’s practice, but the day hasn’t brought much reason to think that he’ll be starting at quarterback when New England faces Miami in Week One.

A report on Friday morning said Stidham is dealing with discomfort in his leg. Michael Giardi of NFL Media added that it is a hip issue and that it will be several weeks before Stidham is 100 percent. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he had precautionary tests at a local hospital on Thursday that came back negative.

The opener against the Dolphins will be three weeks from this Sunday and it seems unlikely that Stidham would get the nod to start that game over Cam Newton or Brian Hoyer if he’s not totally healthy. Stidham’s also had some iffy play in practice recently, but head coach Bill Belichick downplayed that during a Friday video conference.

“I don’t think it’s really good for us as a coaching staff to over-evaluate an individual play when we have so many plays to work with,” Belichick said. “Every player makes mistakes out there, every player gets corrected, every player gets coaching points on things that they can do better, differently. I would say ultimately we’re going to reach a point where we have to really evaluate what the performance is.”

There’s plenty of time to evaluate the overall performance of all three quarterbacks, but Stidham’s health looks like it will be another big factor for the Patriots to consider this summer.

21 responses to “Report: Several weeks before Jarrett Stidham will be 100 percent

  1. Soon, the “Pats suck; woe is us” talk will return to Boston for the first time in decades.

    It’s either fair weather or stormy in New England – there’s no in-between.

  2. I hope it’s not Rheumatoid Arthritis. That’s where my RA first appeared. Best wishes.

  3. It’s actually discomfort in his shoulder from all of the picks he’s been throwing in practice.

  4. Last year he looked great during the preseason. During the regular season he only played one series of downs. That was good enough for him to take a 15 yard sack and toss a pick 6. Did Pats fans really put their hope in this guy? Oh, you have to give him a chance? The Pats were up 30-7 before Stidham came in. The next possession, BB put Brady back in the game. Even he wasn’t willing to leave Stidham in. Fact: Johnny Football has a better QBR.

  5. I predict a Dallas Cowboy type season – 7-9 or 8-8 or if lucky, 9-7.

  6. Christopher Allan says:
    August 21, 2020 at 1:09 pm
    Last year he looked great during the preseason. During the regular season he only played one series of downs. That was good enough for him to take a 15 yard sack and toss a pick 6.

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    In other words his regular season debut wasn’t that much different then Brady’s was in 2000.

  7. Not Everything Is A Joke says:
    August 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm
    I predict a Dallas Cowboy type season – 7-9 or 8-8 or if lucky, 9-7.

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    I predict 0-0.

  8. I’d like to see the Patriots go 9-7 and win the division, and I’m not a Patriots fan.

    I want to see Cams new hats.

  9. Explains why he was off at practice it’s a shame he was looking excellent and had a good chance to start. Now it’s nice to have a back up plan in hoyer and newton plenty of vet leadership.

  10. So on week one, the Pats will open at qb with either Hoyer or a surgically repaired Newton who hasn’t played much over the past few years. Decisions, decisions. You know Brady is laughing.

  11. “In other words his regular season debut wasn’t that much different then Brady’s was in 2000.”
    _____________

    This is what the kid is facing. The greatest of all time got drafted late and overcame lots of obstacles so the same is automatically expected of this kid, despite Brady’s story being a basically once-in-a-lifetime sort of occurrence.

  12. Trash talking the Patriots is playing into Belichick’s wheelhouse. It lowers the expectations and lets him play the disrespect card in the locker-room. Newton will especially benefit from both, as if he didn’t already have enough motivation.

    Patriots haters just never learn.

  13. Wow , i could probably start for the Patriots this year. Tanking for Tua is in the making

  14. Tanking for Tua is in the making

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    I think they should suck for Luck instead.

  15. cajunaise says:
    August 21, 2020 at 11:58 am
    Soon, the “Pats suck; woe is us” talk will return to Boston for the first time in decades.

    It’s either fair weather or stormy in New England – there’s no in-between.

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    And just like that Stidham became the savior of the Pats now lost.

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