Jarrett Stidham had back surgery

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Scratch Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham for the rest of training camp.

Word earlier this week was that Stidham might need to have surgery after experiencing pain in his right shoulder and back while throwing the football. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Stidham did have back surgery on Friday.

Per the report, Stidham is expected to be out for 12 weeks. That makes it likely that he’ll start the regular season on injured reserve and any setback in recovery could wind up costing him the entire season.

The injury leaves Cam Newton, Mac Jones, Brian Hoyer, and Jake Dolegala as the quarterbacks working on the field with the Patriots. A decision on the starting job for Week 1 is expected to come down to Newton and Jones and there might not be much of a role for Stidham in New England if one of them thrives in the coming weeks.

42 responses to “Jarrett Stidham had back surgery

  1. How can you knock the guy for an injury? I think he will be a starter in the league in time.

  2. n just like that ….. the next patriots QB prodigal hope has his career go down the drain just like a bad dollar store bar of soap … as years ahead folks will wonder did he even have enough regular season actual number of plays that matched that #12 guy’s uniform digits ???

  3. Hate to see injuries, especially back injuries. Forget football for the moment that can really affect your quality of life just getting around day to day in normal life.

  4. “But, but, but Stidham is the next TB12!

    Say it ain’t so!!!!”

    Exactly no one ever said that. Well, maybe that touchback6 person, but who cares? Did many Patriot fans hope Stidham, or anybody else, would be the next TB12? Sure!

  5. edy54 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm
    “But, but, but Stidham is the next TB12!

    Say it ain’t so!!!!”

    Exactly no one ever said that. Well, maybe that touchback6 person, but who cares? Did many Patriot fans hope Stidham, or anybody else, would be the next TB12? Sure!

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    T6 said it. Of course he also said he would leave if he lost his bet and yet despite losing he is still here ….

  6. tedy54 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm
    “But, but, but Stidham is the next TB12!

    Say it ain’t so!!!!”

    Exactly no one ever said that. Well, maybe that touchback6 person, but who cares? Did many Patriot fans hope Stidham, or anybody else, would be the next TB12? Sure!

    4 0 Rate This

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    Never said it. Me repeating all the positive comments from the coaches and players as primary sources is these idiots lying.

    No one will ever be Brady, so why would anyone make such statement?
    If they didn’t like him, he wouldn’t be there

    But, I also like the Jones pick and what I am reading there, too. Ball out, accurate and on time.

  7. ocgunslinger says:
    July 30, 2021 at 6:56 pm
    How can you knock the guy for an injury? I think he will be a starter in the league in time.
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    A starter in the league? Have you seen him play? He’s not even a mediocre backup. Through two seasons… 50% completion rate, 2 TDs/4 INTs. 2 of the 4 INTs were for a pick 6. There is a reason why BB had to draft Mac Jones in the 1st round.

  8. touchback6 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:27 pm
    tedy54 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm
    “But, but, but Stidham is the next TB12!

    Say it ain’t so!!!!”

    Exactly no one ever said that. Well, maybe that touchback6 person, but who cares? Did many Patriot fans hope Stidham, or anybody else, would be the next TB12? Sure!

    4 0 Rate This

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    Never said it. Me repeating all the positive comments from the coaches and players as primary sources is these idiots lying.

    No one will ever be Brady, so why would anyone make such statement?
    If they didn’t like him, he wouldn’t be there

    But, I also like the Jones pick and what I am reading there, too. Ball out, accurate and on tim

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    Ladies and gentlemen, the goal posts have been moved again.

  9. Christopher Allan says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:34 pm
    ocgunslinger says:
    July 30, 2021 at 6:56 pm
    How can you knock the guy for an injury? I think he will be a starter in the league in time.
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    A starter in the league? Have you seen him play? He’s not even a mediocre backup. Through two seasons… 50% completion rate, 2 TDs/4 INTs. 2 of the 4 INTs were for a pick 6. There is a reason why BB had to draft Mac Jones in the 1st round.

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    He’s never started a game or played with 1s week to week. He was outstanding his rookie year hence why he was the lone back up. BB knows what he is doing when looking for a qb. Only JimmyG was a rookie and the lone back up, so both ascended quickly.

    And then a pandemic hit. Are you people this immature and dumb at the same time?

    He’s a good prospect who has the skills BB is looking for. Plenty of QBs took multiple years to develop befor emerging as a possile starter.

    If BB didn’t like Stidham in the spring of ‘20, he would have drafted a qb.

    Did you fall asleep during this pandemic? No one saw anyone until 7.26 of last year.

    Get a clue. This isn’t the NBA.

    You do not know more than BB about this sport. Get over it already. You people keep claiming Brady was a star immediately and learned nothing from BB, which are both lies.

  10. nhpats2011 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:25 pm
    edy54 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:14 pm
    “But, but, but Stidham is the next TB12!

    Say it ain’t so!!!!”

    Exactly no one ever said that. Well, maybe that touchback6 person, but who cares? Did many Patriot fans hope Stidham, or anybody else, would be the next TB12? Sure!

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    T6 said it. Of course he also said he would leave if he lost his bet and yet despite losing he is still here ….

    10 4

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    You’re a liar. There is an impostor on this board as well, but you’re too dumb to figure that out too, mouthbreather.

    So dumb and a pathological liar. And, no way you are a Pats fan. So creepy.

  11. I really feel bad for the kid….between injuries & the pandemic totally messing with his development, really getting his shot at being the starter or a solid back up to Jones has been next to impossible….. I’m rooting for a full & speedy recovery for him….

  12. He was outstanding his rookie year hence why he was the lone back up.
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    Again, why was Kessler on the roster in 2019? Kessler was a QB. So if he was a QB along with Stidham how does that make Stidham the lone back up QB in 2019? I will give you credit for doubling down on your idiocy.

  13. I don’t want to speak for the majority of Patriots fans, but as someone who started following them in the Hugh Millen days (and thought Scott Zolak was a bright spot!), I think most of us hoped Stidham might turn into a Matt Cassel type of QB– not a guy you want to build around, but a very solid backup with some trade value. Had he come into the league 3-4 years earlier and had time behind Brady, he might have had that potential, but the timing just hasn’t helped him nor have the injuries. Hope he heals up and gets a shot to piece together some sort of NFL career whether it’s in NE or someplace else.

  14. The pathological lying mouthbreather is the one who promised he would leave and then reneged. That’s childs play.

  15. The only reason this is bad news for the Patriots is that now they can’t cut him.

    Newton is the starter, Hoyer is the veteran backup, Jones is the future starter in waiting.

    Stidham was a camp arm that they maybe would have showcased in the preseason to try and get a 6th or 7th round pick for.

  16. There is a duplicate touchback6 account on the board and they post pretty regularly.

    You can tell the difference in the way they are written

  17. This will work in Stidham’s favor. He’s had some tough breaks. I doubt Brady was helpful in year 1, and there was no off season or pre-season in year 2, AND, he had a hip injury to start the year. In year three, this back injury comes up. The silver lining is that the QB numbers were going to squeeze him off the roster by trade or release, but now, he can go on IR and hide for a year. He’s not coming back unless one of the other QB’s gets hurt. The plan will be for him to remain on IR for the season. This allows the Newton/Jones battle to play out. I thought Hoyer might get put on the practice squad (with the expanded roster size and increase in veteran players allowed) to keep him around, but they may not have to do that now. After this season, it is likely Newton has moved on and Jones takes over. Stidham, if he is healthy, will have a chance to be the backup. They need a young backup, and Stidham knows the system, so they might as well recover some of their investment that way rather than draft another QB or trade for one. I’m sure Stidham wanted to compete for the QB 1 job as well, but it’s not happening now. This also allows Jones to pick up more reps in camp. While a bummer up front, in the end, this may work out for everyone.

  18. haywoodj says: I wouldn’t sleep on brian hoyer
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    Why would you even try? He keeps moving around – he’ll be needed by Jets in Sept.

  19. I can see New England winning the super bowl this year with Cam. I see it. By the way why’s Mac n Cheese wearing #50?

  20. dw11 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 8:34 pm
    He was outstanding his rookie year hence why he was the lone back up.
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    Again, why was Kessler on the roster in 2019? Kessler was a QB. So if he was a QB along with Stidham how does that make Stidham the lone back up QB in 2019? I will give you credit for doubling down on your idiocy.

    5 5 Rate This

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    Kessler broke camp with the Pats in 2019? I don’t think so. He was signed and released in October after a tryout. How low is your IQ? Seriously.

    Brady apparently had a tweaked knee in 2019 which is why Stidham took 1st team reps and shredded the #1D in the league in December as Brady was pouting.

    Try again.

  21. So glad you guys picked-up on my Stidham take! (But, but, but Stidham is the next TB12!

    Say it ain’t so!!!!)

    It created an excellent analysis on his tenure with Billy and the Pats. It was entertaining to read all of your different takes!

    Who knows what his future holds, but hopefully for him he will end-up like Jim Plunkett, who was a first-round pick by the Patties back in 1971.

    His career also headed south, and he ended-up with the 9ers, where things were just as bad.

    Finally Al Davis made him a Raider, and two Super Bowl championships later, the rest is history.

    We all love to root for our teams, but once in a while we should take a moment to root for our players no matter where they eventually end up. Sometimes a change of scenery is good, and I believe Stidham could just benefit from just such a change.

  22. Kessler broke camp with the Pats in 2019? I don’t think so. He was signed and released in October after a tryout. How low is your IQ? Seriously.
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    On September 25, 2019, Kessler signed with the Pats. Probably a coincidence after the game against the Jets where Stidham threw and INT in his only series. On October 15, 2019, the Patriots released Kessler, but re-signed him on October 28 probably because Stidham was not progressing like the Pats thought he should be. On April 1, 2020, the Patriots again released Kessler.

    Now in my IQ land, if Kessler was signed a second time in October and was released in April that would make him a back up QB in November, December, January, and February. So tell us all again how Stidham was the lone back up for the 2019 season. How many more times are you going to lie? Seriously.

  23. In a shocking twist of fate Jake Dolegala emerges as the starter and carries the team on his back to a championship. For years to come.

  24. It would have been nice to see Stidham get a real chance, but that never happened. We saw flashes of what he could be, and the grade on him is still incomplete—most of which wasn’t his fault. Hope he recovers and gets a chance somewhere.

  25. Sure is fun watching the back & forth about journeymen Qb’s Not easy to replace the GOAT.

  26. Please name one good QB from Alabama that played well in NFL besides Ken Stabler

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    Joe Namath.
    Bart Starr.

    There, I named 2 more.

    BTW, does it really matter? Prior to 2019, the last time an Alabama QB was taken in the first 4 rounds of the draft was 1976, Richard Todd. Since then, there havent been any “bust” Bama QB’s because none of them were thought to be any good in the first place.

  27. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:46 pm
    He’ll be back in time for the playoffs.

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    Playoffs??? 🤣

  28. Stidham was sacked 11 times in a game against Clemson, and most of those 11 were on him. Was always skittish under pressure. Hard to break that habit at the pro level.

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