Report: Jarrett Stidham has injury to throwing shoulder, might need surgery

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On Tuesday, the Patriots placed Jarrett Stidham on the physically unable to perform list. On Wednesday, they claimed Jake Dolegala off waivers from the Packers.

The latter was a sign that the former won’t be a short-term injury.

The backup quarterback began experiencing pain in his right shoulder and back while throwing, Jeff Howe of reports.

Surgery is a possibility, per Howe, so it is unclear how much time Stidham might miss.

Stidham, a fourth-round pick in 2019, was Tom Brady’s backup as a rookie. The Patriots seemingly have seen enough to move on, having signed veteran Cam Newton late last summer and drafted Mac Jones in the first round this spring.

Stidham is under contract through 2022, due to make $850,000 in base salary this season.

16 responses to “Report: Jarrett Stidham has injury to throwing shoulder, might need surgery

  1. That Sucks…. Wonder what the issue is that caused it….. NOW I wouldn’t be shocked if he was released…..

  2. But his preseason stats broke records and he passed the eye test. How can this be? He was also the lone backup to Brady in 2019 if you do not count Kessler being on the roster.

  3. I’d take a Jones/Stidham QB room in 2022 after the Cant Newton era is in the rear view mirror.

    Stidham if healthy has some upside as an NFL backup.

  4. But his preseason stats broke records and he passed the eye test.


    Most of designs under Brady depend on timing, or QB being able to see the opportunities ON TIME, otherwise the opportunities will be gone or very risky. Here the “ON TIME” is not 1 or 2 seconds quicker, it is 2/10th or 3/10th of a second quicker, which is not an issue during practice or in “friendly situations”. It is not something you can see with your eyes unless you know exactly what to watch.

    Just remember, in the system they try to implement with Mac Jones and Cam Newton, throwing a bit later means that defenders will be 2-3 yards closer, which means huge risk, because 1 or 2 INT on short passes in a game means 7-10 points difference, that is enough to cost lot of games. That was why Cam dared not to throw those “easy” 5 yards; that was the case for Cam Newton.

  5. I didn’t like his chances to begin with and now with his latest injury he’s just Buried himself even further.

  6. Hard to believe that QB expert Bill Belichick, who taught Tom Brady everything he knows, hasn’t been able to make Stidham into the next Tom Brady.

  7. Injuries are part of football. Get well soon Stid and come back stronger.

  8. This is the second time in three years that he hasn’t been able to get off the starting block in training camp. Last year it was a hip injury. I was wondering what would happen if Jones won the starting job. It is going to be awfully awkward with Newton on the sidelines. I thought they might release him if Jones won the job early. I counted on Stidham being there as a Backup. It’s gonna get weird at some point.

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