Posted: 12/29/2020 5:58 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham took over for the ineffective QB Cam Newton in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills. Stidham completed just four of his 11 attempts for 44 yards and he was sacked once.
Huddle Up: Stidham's passer rating was 49.1, which was actually lower than Newton's at 57.9. Neither was very good. It's likely Stidham will get a chance to start in the Week 17 finale against the New York Jets.
Posted: 10/09/2020 5:27 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham would start Monday, Oct. 12, against the Denver Broncos if QB Cam Newton (COVID-19) has to miss a second straight start.
Huddle Up: Unlike Brian Hoyer, Stidham did lead the Patriots to a TD in Week 4 against the Chiefs, but he's only a deep two-QB league consideration if he gets the call Monday.
Posted: 10/06/2020 2:07 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham went 5-for-13 for 60 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Stidham took over the Brian Hoyer during the game and struggled against the Chiefs defense. His role for Week 5 is uncertain at this point and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues even if he starts next week.
Posted: 8/22/2020 2:33 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham (leg) was spotted throwing passes to WR Julian Edelman during the portion of practice which was open to the media Friday, Aug. 21. He had undergone precautionary tests at a hospital for a leg injury Thursday, Aug. 20, but all of the tests came back negative.
Huddle Up: Despite returning to practice, Stidham is not expected to be fully recovered for several weeks. Cam Newton is expected to begin the season as the Patriots' starting quarterback and should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in deeper fantasy leagues, while Stidham possesses little value in any format at this time.
Posted: 8/21/2020 3:46 pm UTC
Updating an earlier report, New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham (hip) is dealing with a hip injury that is unlikely to be 100 percent for a few weeks. He is fighting to play through it, though.
Huddle Up: Cam Newton should probably begin to rise up draft boards. The time to buy low on him is nearly gone.
Posted: 8/21/2020 3:10 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham (leg) is not expected to practice much, if at all, Friday, Aug. 21, due to a leg injury.
Huddle Up: He has struggled in practice recently, and this could be a reason why. He's a dicey single-year fantasy player as long as Cam Newton is still there.
Posted: 8/19/2020 2:35 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham threw three interceptions during practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Posted: 8/07/2020 4:20 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham on Friday, Aug. 7, said it's 'been a wild ride this offseason ... I'm happy to get rolling.' He also added that he's looking forward to the 'competition' with QBs Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer.
Huddle Up: Stidham's familiarity with the offense gives him an early leg up, but most expect Newton will quickly assume the reins if he's healthy. If Stidham somehow wins the job, he's a low-end QB2 at best.
Posted: 7/16/2020 10:36 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham is still believed to be in line for the Week 1 start by several members of the organization, according to talk radio host Scott Zolak Monday, July 13. 'I believe Jarrett is going to be the starter from the people that I talk to, the people that I trust: the players, people tied to the team, team captains,' Zolak said. 'The way they speak of Jarrett Stidham and the work he has put in.'
Huddle Up: Zolak cites the recently-signed Cam Newton's lack of practice time with his new teammates as a reason for the Pats to stick with Stidham for at least the start of the season. Still, it's tough to envision Newton not surpassing him early in the season. Stidham shouldn't be drafted in standard, single-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 6/02/2020 11:52 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham drew praise from Chris Simms of Pro Football Talk when he was compared to a former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks. 'First off, I loved (Stidham) coming out of college,' Simms said. 'I saw a lot of him in preseason last year, and loved the way he looked. Really, when you look at him, there's nothing to say or look at him physically and go, 'Oh, there's a weakness to his football game.' He reminds me a little of Tony Romo. He's a very pure thrower of the football. He's got great mechanics, he's natural that way. He's smart, and we know he's being well-schooled up there in New England.
'He doesn't have as strong of an arm as Tom Brady, but it's not far off - it's right there in that range. It's a really good arm, and he's a good athlete. Not an athlete that's going to run for a ton of yards, but can move around the pocket and extend plays that way. That's what I'm excited about with Jarrett Stidham: He's got great feel. He's a natural at playing the quarterback position, let alone, he's got skills that can really shine and stand out as well.'