Jarrett Stidham joins new, returning Patriots receivers for workout

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Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham got his first work in with a couple of the team’s new offensive additions.

Stidham posted a video and photos to Instagram of a workout in California that included his first chance to throw passes to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne and tight end Hunter Henry. Both players agreed to contracts with the team last week.

Bourne was joined by wide receivers Jakobi Meyers and Kristian Wilkerson at the workout while the incumbent tight ends were represented by Devin Asiasi and Matt LaCosse.

“Let’s get the newness out of the way this week, you know what I’m saying?” Stidham said to the group in the video. “So that way whenever we go to training camp we can hit it running.”

Stidham backed up Cam Newton last season and Newton’s return sets him up for the same spot on the depth chart unless this offseason work helps shake things up once the entire team is back on the field.

19 responses to “Jarrett Stidham joins new, returning Patriots receivers for workout

  1. Why hasn’t he beat out Cam Newton for the job? According to Pats fans on here he’s levels above Cam.

  2. If Stidham was garbage like so many people have commented I don’t think the Patriots would be keeping him around. They obviously see something in him, and they must believe in him or he’d be elsewhere

  3. Gonna be hard for Newton to show he is a better passer or steward of leading the huddle and getting the ball out on time with a weak arm and poor mechanics.

    The preseason will be the difference since, you kow, they will actually have a full offseason and games to play to see, as opposed to last year when you couldn’t.

    Newton is paid like a back up qb for a reason.

  4. At some point you have to wonder why this guy is still on the roster, given how hesitant they were to play him last year despite Cam Newton looking nothing like an NFL QB.

  5. how BAD must you be if they leave Cam out there with his clearly absent ability to throw the ball at this point in his career…

  6. Both Stidham and Newton are garbage. In close games against playoff contenders, you don’t want either one. Drafting another quarterback is their only hope for this upcoming season.

  7. You never know what Belichick’s plan is. They could move up to get their QB of the future, move back to draft a second tier QB, draft no QB, or wait for Jimmy G to get released. Maybe he simply didn’t want to put Stidham in a position last year where he is unlikely to succeed. Maybe it is once again an open competition at training camp.

  8. Stidham is still on the roster because he’s cheap and has experience in the offense. No other reason. Nice that he’s trying, but he’ll never be more than a back up in the NFL.

  9. coolzog says:
    March 23, 2021 at 11:31 am
    At some point you have to wonder why this guy is still on the roster, given how hesitant they were to play him last year despite Cam Newton looking nothing like an NFL QB.

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    umm, because of a pandemic, a bridge year, and the fact they didn’t have the first practice with coaches available until 7.26?

    The better question is, why was he Brady’s lone back up in 2019 if he wasn’t progressing so well?

    hmm?

    Did ya go to college? I don’t think ya did because it requires homework and critical thinking skills.

  10. lgw91s says:
    March 23, 2021 at 11:54 am
    You never know what Belichick’s plan is. They could move up to get their QB of the future, move back to draft a second tier QB, draft no QB, or wait for Jimmy G to get released. Maybe he simply didn’t want to put Stidham in a position last year where he is unlikely to succeed. Maybe it is once again an open competition at training camp.

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    Ding, ding, ding!

    Did people call Rodgers “nothing more than a “back up” after his 3rd season riding the pine? Nope. Wise move by GB there.

    People kept saying BB coudn’t attract free agents because of the qbs. They didn’t sign 3 and 4 year deals for old man Newton regardless of how they may respect what he HAS done.

    BB got 26/27 year old guys to build around someone. It’s wide open.

  11. icouldcareless says:
    March 23, 2021 at 11:23 am
    If Stidham was garbage like so many people have commented I don’t think the Patriots would be keeping him around. They obviously see something in him, and they must believe in him or he’d be elsewhere

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    Tom Curran has been exposed by BB once already this offseason as Curran spent 8 months misleading the reader to protect his little buddy Brady’s pouting on the way out the door.

  12. tedmurph says:
    March 23, 2021 at 11:57 am
    Stidham is still on the roster because he’s cheap and has experience in the offense. No other reason. Nice that he’s trying, but he’ll never be more than a back up in the NFL.

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    Just like JimmyG, right little TeddyMurph? haha

    BB was set to move on from ego Brady after 2017.

    Fact. Get over it. Your pandemic luck is over.

  13. I never said JG would never be a starter. In fact, I said the Pats cheated themselves by not trading him the previous offseason. No, I put Stidham with the likes of Rohan Davey, KKingsbury, KO’Connell, RMallett and DEtling. Other graduates of the Belichick school of QB development.

    And, once again, it was Brady that moved on from Belichick. Obvious in Belichick’s lack of a succession plan. Signing CNewton in July, and then resigning him, lol.

  14. Lot of idiot comments about Stidham. I remember when Belichick kept 4 QB on the roster and the 4th QB on the depth chart was a sixth round pick named Brady. Brady quickly moved from 4th on depth chart to backup and then Bledsoe got hurt. Give Belichick a lot of credit sticking with Brady once Bledsoe was healthy. At the time a lot of people were calling for Bledsoe to resume starting role.

    Point is Stidham has never really been given a chance except in cameos. Last year no OTA’s limited tranining camp no preseason games. His trainer who also works with mahomes and a lot of other QB likes Stidham’s mechanics arm talent etc…

    I am not saying Stidham will be great but he could be. Never know until given a real chance. He might be. He might be a career backup. Too early to say.

  15. “No, I put Stidham with the likes of Rohan Davey, KKingsbury, KO’Connell, RMallett and DEtling. Other graduates of the Belichick school of QB development.”

    Why not with the likes of Matt Cassel and Brian Hoyer, serviceable backups/borderline starters?

  16. Why not with the likes of Matt Cassel and Brian Hoyer, serviceable backups/borderline starters?

    Because I don’t think Stidham is as good as Cassell or Hoyer. Who got the start in KC last year when Newton had Covid. (Hint: not Stidham, and Hoyer was terrible.)

  17. BB was set to move on from ego Brady after 2017.

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    td6,

    What Kraft said (“We always made fun of the teams that spent a lot in the offseason”) shows what Brady was the Patriots system.

    — The reason Belichick could build Pats in the way he did was because he had Brady.

    — Without Brady, Belichick has to build the team just like every other coach.

    Patriots are just another team now. To win SB? at least 2-3 years of great drafts. You want to bet on Belichick? good luck then.

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