Jarrett Stidham

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Jarrett Stidham
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Stidham in 2019
No. 4 – New England Patriots
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-08) August 8, 1996 (age 23)
Corbin, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Stephenville
(Stephenville, Texas)
College:Auburn
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
TDINT:0–1
Passing yards:14
Completion percentage:50.0
Passer rating:18.8
Rushing yards:-2
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Jarrett Ryan Stidham (born August 8, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He began his college football career at Baylor, starting three games as a true freshman for them in 2015. He then transferred to McLennan Community College, where he did not play football in his one semester at the school. Stidham later transferred to Auburn, where he started for them in 2017 and 2018. The Patriots selected him with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Stidham attended Stephenville High School in Stephenville, Texas. As a senior, he completed 183 of 260 passes for 2,934 yards with 35 touchdowns. He also rushed for 969 yards and 15 touchdowns. Stidham was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the sixth-best dual-threat quarterback in his class. He originally committed to Texas Tech University to play college football, but later changed to Baylor University.[1][2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jarrett Stidham
QB
Stephenville, Texas Stephenville HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.74 Dec 19, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 11 (QB)   Rivals: 6 (QB)  ESPN: 2 (Dual-threat QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Baylor Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  • "2015 Baylor College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 5, 2015.

College career[edit]

Baylor[edit]

Stidham entered his true freshman year at Baylor in 2015 as the backup to Seth Russell. He appeared in the first seven games, completing 24 of 28 passes for 331 yards and six touchdowns.[3] After Russell suffered a season-ending neck injury during Baylor's seventh game, Stidham took over as the starter.[4][5] He started his first career game against Kansas State.[6][7] He finished the game completing 23 of 33 passes for 419 yards, three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. In his second career start against Oklahoma, Stidham injured his back in the first quarter, but he was able to remain in the game. He finished the game completing 16 of 27 for 257 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 44–34 loss.[8]

The following week, despite being questionable to play leading up to the game, Stidham made his third career start against Oklahoma State. He injured his hand and ankle in the first half of the game and did not return to the field for the second half.[9] On November 25, 2015, Baylor head coach Art Briles announced that Stidham's ankle injury was a chipped bone in the back of his ankle and Stidham would be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season.[10] It was reported that Stidham might be able to return for Baylor's bowl game, but on December 19, Briles announced Stidham would miss the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl.[11][12]

In the wake of a sexual abuse scandal at the school and the firing of much of the coaching staff, and dissatisfaction backing up quarterback Seth Russell, on July 7, 2016, Stidham announced he would be transferring from Baylor.[13][14]

Auburn[edit]

After spending one semester at McLennan Community College, where he did not play football, Stidham announced that he would be transferring to Auburn University. He made the announcement via his Twitter account on December 10, 2016.[15] On August 14, Stidham was named as Auburn's starting quarterback for the 2017 season.[16] Stidham led the Tigers to an SEC West Division Championship after victories over top-ranked Georgia and Alabama.[17] He would later lose to UCF in the Peach Bowl. On December 4, 2018, Stidham announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[18]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2015 Baylor 75 109 68.8 1,265 11.6 12 2 199.0 36 70 1.9 2
2017 Auburn 246 370 66.5 3,158 8.5 18 6 151.0 103 153 1.5 4
2018 Auburn 224 369 60.7 2,794 7.6 18 5 137.7 72 1 0.0 3
Career 545 848 64.2 7,217 8.5 48 13 151.4 211 224 1.1 9

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
6 ft 2 38 in
(1.89 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.81 s 4.33 s 7.28 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
27
All values from NFL Combine[19]

Stidham was selected by the New England Patriots with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[20] He signed a four-year deal worth $3.15 million, including a signing bonus of about $634,000.[21] At the end of the Patriots' 2019 training camp, the Patriots made Stidham the backup to quarterback Tom Brady, releasing veteran Brian Hoyer.[22]

In Week 3 against the New York Jets, Stidham relieved Brady in the fourth quarter while the Patriots held a 30–7 lead. He completed two out of three passes and threw a pick 6 to safety Jamal Adams before Brady returned to finish the game. The Patriots went on to win 30–14.[23]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles Record
G GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A Lng TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sck Yds Fum Lost W–L
2019 NE 3 0 2 4 50.0 14 3.5 11 0 1 18.8 2 -2 -1.0 0 1 7 0 0 0–0
Total‡ 3 0 2 4 50.0 14 3.5 11 0 1 18.8 2 -2 -1.0 0 1 7 0 0 0–0

‡ Career totals accurate as of the end of Week 7 of the 2019 regular season.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Gerry. "No. 39 recruit Jarrett Stidham commits to Baylor over Oregon". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Werner, John. "Stephenville standout Stidham commits to Baylor". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Olson, Max. "Baylor Bears confident as Jarrett Stidham replaces Seth Russell at QB". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Baylor QB Seth Russell fractures bone in neck; Jarrett Stidham moves up depth chart". dallasnews.com. Archived from the original on October 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Freshman Stidham next in Baylor QB line that began with RG3". WacoTrib.com.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Kansas State hopes it can rattle Baylor freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham". kansas.
  7. ^ Olson, Max (November 5, 2015). "Baylor Bears QB Jarrett Stidham not feeling pressure of first start and weight of playoff hopes". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Olson, Max (November 16, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham (back) to start against Oklahoma State". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  9. ^ Jeyarajah, Shehan (November 21, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham injured in win over Oklahoma State". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  10. ^ Jeyarajah, Shehan (November 25, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham out for the regular season with a broken ankle". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  11. ^ Jeyarajah, Shehan (December 15, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham healing as expected, not ruled out for Russell Athletic Bowl". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  12. ^ Olson, Max (December 19, 2015). "Corey Coleman, Shock Linwood out for Russell Athletic Bowl". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  13. ^ Olson, Max (July 7, 2016). "Sohomore QB Jarrett Stidham to transfer from Baylor". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  14. ^ Olson, Max (July 7, 2016). "Sohomore QB Jarrett Stidham to transfer from Baylor". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  15. ^ Olson, Max (December 12, 2016). "Ex-Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham announces he's going to Auburn". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  16. ^ Scarborough, Alex (August 14, 2017). "Malzahn tabs Stidham as Auburn's starting QB". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  17. ^ "2017 Auburn Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  18. ^ Kasabian, Paul (December 4, 2018). "Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham Declares for 2019 NFL Draft; Forgoing Senior Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  19. ^ "Jarrett Stidham Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  20. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2019). "Patriots select QB Jarrett Stidham with No. 133 pick". NFL.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  21. ^ Inabinett, Mark (July 26, 2019). "Alabama Roots: State's 2019 NFL Draft picks sign contracts worth $147.4 million". al. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  22. ^ Callahan, Andrew (September 1, 2019). "Patriots rookie QB Jarrett Stidham 'very excited' to back up Tom Brady". masslive.com. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  23. ^ "Brady, Patriots defense shine in 30-14 win over Jets". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  24. ^ "Jarret Stidham". NFL.com. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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