Jarrett Stidham

American football player (born 1996)

American football player
  • Baylor (2015)
  • Auburn (2017–2018)
NFL draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133Career history
  • New England Patriots (2019–2021)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (2022)
  • Denver Broncos (2023–present)
Roster status:ActiveCareer highlights and awards Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2023
Passing attempts:197
Passing completions:117
Completion percentage:59.4%
TD–INT:8–8
Passing yards:1,422
Passer rating:78.3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jarrett Ryan Stidham (born August 8, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn University following a stint with Baylor University. Stidham was selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft, where he spent three seasons, and later played for the Las Vegas Raiders. He joined the Broncos in 2023.

Early years

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. Stidham 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

Baylor

Stidham entered his true freshman year at Baylor in 2015 as the backup to Seth Russell. Stidham 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, which led to the firing and resignation of much of the coaching staff, and general dissatisfaction backing up quarterback Seth Russell, on July 7, 2016, Stidham announced he would be transferring from Baylor.[13][14]

Auburn

After spending a 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.[18] On December 4, 2018, Stidham announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL draft.[19]

College statistics

Season Team Passing Rushing
Cmp 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 64.3 7,217 8.5 48 13 151.4 211 224 1.1 9

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 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 1.71 s 2.83 s 4.33 s 7.28 s 31.0 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
27
All values from NFL Combine[20][21]

New England Patriots

2019

Stidham was selected by the New England Patriots with the 133rd overall pick, in the fourth round, of the 2019 NFL Draft.[22] He signed a four-year deal worth $3.15 million, including a signing bonus of about $634,000.[23]

At the end of the Patriots' 2019 training camp, Stidham was named the second-string backup to quarterback Tom Brady.[24] Stidham selected the number 4 as his jersey number, making him the first Patriots player since placekicker Adam Vinatieri in 2005 to wear the number. He was also the first Patriots quarterback to use number 4.[25]

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 before throwing an interception to safety Jamal Adams that was returned for a touchdown. Following the interception, Brady returned to finish the game, which the Patriots won 30–14.[26]

2020

After Brady left the Patriots in March 2020, Stidham was seen as his potential successor for the 2020 season.[27][28][29][30] However, the Patriots signed former MVP Cam Newton in July, who became the frontrunner to replace Brady.[31][32][33] Newton was announced as the season's starting quarterback on September 3,[34] while Stidham became the third-string quarterback behind Newton and second-string backup Brian Hoyer.[35]

Stidham moved up the depth chart when Newton tested positive for COVID-19 amid Week 4, serving as the second option behind Hoyer against the Kansas City Chiefs. Following an ineffective performance from Hoyer, Stidham was brought in during the third quarter to complete the game. He threw his first career touchdown pass to N'Keal Harry, but was also intercepted twice, including one that was returned for a touchdown by safety Tyrann Mathieu, as the Patriots lost 26–10.[36] Stidham was subsequently promoted to the second option ahead of Hoyer.[37]

Although Newton remained the team's starter for rest of the season, Stidham made relief appearances in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers, and Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams. The Week 13 appearance occurred in a 45–0 shutout of the Chargers,[38] while the Week 7 and Week 14 games saw Stidham take over for a struggling Newton amid a 33–6 defeat in the former and a 24–3 defeat in the latter. Despite Stidham replacing Newton in the blowout losses, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stated after both games that Newton would retain his starting position.[39][40] Stidham's final relief appearance came in Week 16 after an ineffective performance from Newton against the Buffalo Bills. Entering in the third quarter, Stidham also struggled during the eventual 38–9 loss. He completed four of 11 passes for 44 yards and converted three first downs, one of which resulted from a penalty.[41]

2021

Following off-season back surgery,[42] Stidham began the 2021 season on the team's reserve physically unable to perform list.[43] He was activated on November 9, ahead of the Week 10 matchup with the Cleveland Browns.[44] Stidham was named the third-string quarterback behind rookie Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer, ultimately not taking the field for the entire year.[45]

Las Vegas Raiders

On May 13, 2022, Stidham was traded along with a seventh-round pick in the 2023 NFL draft, to the Las Vegas Raiders for a 2023 sixth-round pick.[46] The trade reunited Stidham with Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, who was the Patriots' offensive coordinator during his three seasons with the team.[47] He was named the second option to starting quarterback Derek Carr on August 30 and was the only backup quarterback to make the initial 53-man roster.[48]

On December 28, 2022, with two regular season games remaining, Stidham was named the starter for the first time in his career after the Raiders benched Carr.[49] In his first NFL start, Stidham threw for 365 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the 37–34 overtime loss to the 49ers.[50]

Denver Broncos

On March 13, 2023, Stidham signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Denver Broncos.[51] On December 27, 2023, the Broncos announced that Stidham would start the final two games of the season after Russell Wilson was benched.[52]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg Lng TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg Lng TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2019 NE 3 0 2 4 50.0 14 3.5 11 0 1 18.8 2 −2 −1.0 −1 0 1 7 0 0
2020 NE 5 0 22 44 50.0 256 5.8 38 2 3 54.7 7 7 1.0 6 0 4 21 0 0
2021 NE 0 0 DNP
2022 LV 5 2 0–2 53 83 63.9 656 7.9 60 4 3 89.2 14 84 6.0 11 0 7 47 3 1
2023 DEN 3 2 1–1 40 66 60.6 496 7.5 54 2 1 87.7 9 8 0.9 4 0 7 46 1 0
Career 16 4 1–3 117 197 59.4 1,422 7.2 60 8 8 78.3 32 97 3.0 11 0 19 121 4 1

Personal life

Stidham has been married to Kennedy Stidham (née Brown) since 2019.[53] They met as students at Baylor. Brown is the daughter of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Tad Brown.[54] Their daughter was born in 2022.[53]

References

  1. ^ Hamilton, Gerry (December 19, 2014). "No. 39 recruit Jarrett Stidham commits to Baylor over Oregon". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Werner, John (December 19, 2014). "Stephenville standout Stidham commits to Baylor". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Olson, Max (October 28, 2015). "Baylor Bears confident as Jarrett Stidham replaces Seth Russell at QB". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  4. ^ Jeyarajah, Shehan (October 24, 2015). "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". USA Today. Associated Press. October 27, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Robinett, Kellis (October 30, 2015). "Kansas State hopes it can rattle Baylor freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  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. ^ "Peach Bowl – UCF vs Auburn Box Score, January 1, 2018". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  19. ^ Kasabian, Paul (December 4, 2018). "Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham Declares for 2019 NFL Draft; Forgoing Senior Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  20. ^ "Jarrett Stidham Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  21. ^ "2019 Draft Scout Jarrett Stidham, Auburn NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
  22. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2019). "Patriots select QB Jarrett Stidham with No. 133 pick". NFL.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  23. ^ Inabinett, Mark (July 26, 2019). "Alabama Roots: State's 2019 NFL Draft picks sign contracts worth $147.4 million". al. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  24. ^ Callahan, Andrew (September 1, 2019). "Patriots rookie QB Jarrett Stidham 'very excited' to back up Tom Brady". masslive.com. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  25. ^ "New England Patriots Assign Rookie Numbers Ahead of Preseason Opener". Heavy. August 8, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  26. ^ "Brady, Patriots defense shine in 30–14 win over Jets". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  27. ^ McKenna, Henry (June 15, 2020). "Matt Light shares advice for Jarrett Stidham on replacing Tom Brady". USA Today. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  28. ^ Joyce, Greg (May 3, 2020). "Patriots' Jarrett Stidham 'up to the challenge' of replacing Tom Brady". New York Post. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  29. ^ Hayes, Matt (April 7, 2020). "Replacing Tom Brady". Bleacher Report. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  30. ^ Johnson, Matt (April 3, 2020). "Report: Patriots believe Jarrett Stidham ready to replace Tom Brady". MSN. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  31. ^ Curran, Tom (August 29, 2020). "Why Patriots signing Cam Newton feels like Tom Brady all over again". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  32. ^ Breech, John (July 1, 2020). "Tom Brady replaced by Cam Newton: Randy Moss says Patriots can make Super Bowl run if Cam can fix one thing". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  33. ^ Barrabi, Thomas (July 14, 2020). "Cam Newton says replacing Tom Brady as Patriots QB is 'the elephant in the room'". Fox Business. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  34. ^ Reiss, Mike (September 3, 2020). "Cam Newton named Patriots' starting QB, team captain". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  35. ^ McKenna, Henry (September 17, 2020). "Patriots QBs coach praises Jarrett Stidham despite descent down depth chart". USA Today. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  36. ^ Sullivan, Tyler (October 5, 2020). "Patriots at Chiefs score: Patrick Mahomes rallies after early struggles, Hoyer benched for Jarrett Stidham". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  37. ^ Daniels, Mark (October 18, 2020). "LIVE: Jarrett Stidham jumps over Brian Hoyer in Patriots QB depth chart". The Providence Journal. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  38. ^ "Jarrett Stidham Connects with Gunner Olszewski for a 38-yard Touchdown". Patriots.com. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  39. ^ Shapiro, Michael (October 25, 2020). "Cam Newton Benched, Replaced by Jarrett Stidham as 49ers Steamroll Patriots". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  40. ^ Gatto, Tom (December 10, 2020). "Patriots bench Cam Newton again, but Bill Belichick sticking with QB". Sporting News. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  41. ^ Vautour, Matt (December 29, 2020). "Jarrett Stidham replaces Cam Newton: Bill Belichick "hasn't made any plans" about Patriots starter for Week 17". Mass Live. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  42. ^ Sullivan, Tyler; Kerr, Jeff (July 30, 2021). "Jarrett Stidham undergoes back surgery, Patriots QB expected to miss three months, per report". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  43. ^ "Patriots' Jarrett Stidham: Placed on reserve/PUP list". CBS Sports. August 31, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  44. ^ "Patriots activate QB Jarrett Stidham to the 53-man roster; Release DB Brian Poole". Patriots.com. November 9, 2021. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  45. ^ DeVito, Michael (January 11, 2022). "New England Patriots face some tough cap decisions in 2022". FanSided. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  46. ^ "Raiders acquire QB Jarrett Stidham". Raiders.com. May 13, 2022. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  47. ^ Reiss, Mike (May 12, 2022). "New England Patriots trading backup QB Jarrett Stidham to Las Vegas Raiders, source confirms". ESPN.com.
  48. ^ "Breaking down the Raiders' initial 2022 roster by position". Oakland Raiders. August 30, 2022. Retrieved August 31, 2022.
  49. ^ Shook, Nick (December 28, 2022). "Raiders benching QB Derek Carr for final two games of 2022 season; Jarrett Stidham named starter". NFL.com. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  50. ^ Guiterrez, Paul (January 2, 2023). "'You couldn't tell he was a backup': Jarrett Stidham earns Raiders' respect in first start". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  51. ^ DiLalla, Aric (March 13, 2023). "Broncos sign QB Jarrett Stidham". DenverBroncos.com. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  52. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Broncos benching QB Russell Wilson for remainder of 2023 season to preserve financial flexibility". NFL.com. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  53. ^ a b Ciccotelli, Jenna (April 4, 2022). "Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham, Wife Kennedy Announce Birth Of Daughter". NESN. Retrieved September 1, 2022.
  54. ^ Marcello, Brandon (October 2, 2018). "Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown, Auburn Tigers quarterback Jarrett Stidham, son in law". 247Sports. Retrieved September 1, 2022.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jarrett Stidham.
  • Jarrett Stidham on Twitter
  • Denver Broncos bio
  • Baylor Bears bio
  • Auburn Tigers bio
  • v
  • t
  • e
Denver Broncos roster
Active
Reserve lists
Free agents
AFC East
BUF
MIA
NE
NYJ
North
BAL
CIN
CLE
PIT
South
HOU
IND
JAX
TEN
West
DEN
KC
LV
LAC
NFC East
DAL
NYG
PHI
WAS
North
CHI
DET
GB
MIN
South
ATL
CAR
NO
TB
West
ARI
LAR
SF
SEA
  • v
  • t
  • e
  • v
  • t
  • e
Baylor Bears starting quarterbacks
  • v
  • t
  • e
Auburn Tigers starting quarterbacks
  • Frank Lupton (1892)
  • Shel Toomer (1892)
  • J.C. Dunham (1893)
  • Dutch Dorsey (1893)
  • Reynolds Tichenor (1894–1896)
  • Ed Huguley (1897–1900)
  • C.J. Williams (1901)
  • Zac Smith (1902–1903)
  • "Runt" Perkins (1904, 1906)
  • Royden Stanley (1906–1908)
  • Tom McLure (1906–1908)
  • Kirk Newell (1911–1913)
  • Tom Wingo (1911)
  • Rip Major (1912)
  • Ted Arnold (1913)
  • Legare Hairston (1914)
  • Kenny Caughman (2015)
  • Homer Prendergast (1915–1916)
  • Pat Jones (1916)
  • Carey Robinson (1917)
  • Frank Stubbs (1918, 1920)
  • John Trapp (1919)
  • Charles Scott (1919)
  • Red Brown (1920)
  • Charles Gibson (1921–1922)
  • S.D. Peterson (1923–1924)
  • Frank Tuxworth (1925)
  • Frankie Bogue (1925)
  • Pat Moulton (1926)
  • W.A. Hodges (1927)
  • Porter Callahan (1928)
  • Khaki Robinson (1929–1930)
  • Chattie Davidson (1931)
  • Ripper Williams (1932–1933)
  • Billy Hitchcock (1936)
  • Lloyd Cheatham (1941)
  • James McDaniel (1946–1947)
  • Travis Tidwell (1948–1949)
  • Bill Tucker (1950)
  • Allan Parks (1950–1951)
  • Dudley Spence (1952)
  • Vince Dooley (1953)
  • Bobby Freeman (1953–1954)
  • Howell Tubbs (1955–1956)
  • Lloyd Nix (1957–1958)
  • Richard Wood (1958–1959)
  • Bryant Harvard (1959–1960)
  • Bobby Hunt (1961)
  • Mailon Kent (1962)
  • Jimmy Sidle (1962–1964)
  • Joe Campbell (1964)
  • Tom Bryan (1965)
  • Alex Bowden (1965)
  • Larry Blakeney (1966)
  • Loran Carter (1966–1968)
  • Pat Sullivan (1969–1971)
  • Randy Walls (1972–1973)
  • Wade Whatley (1973)
  • Phil Gargis (1974–1976)
  • John Crane (1977)
  • Charlie Trotman (1978–1979)
  • Joe Sullivan (1980–1981)
  • Ken Hobby (1981)
  • Randy Campbell (1982–1983)
  • Pat Washington (1984–1985)
  • Jeff Burger (1985–1987)
  • Reggie Slack (1988–1989)
  • Stan White (1990–1993)
  • Patrick Nix (1994–1995)
  • Dameyune Craig (1996–1997)
  • Gabe Gross (1998)
  • Ben Leard (1998–2000)
  • Jeff Klein (1999)
  • Daniel Cobb (2001–2002)
  • Jason Campbell (2001–2004)
  • Brandon Cox (2005–2007)
  • Kodi Burns (2008)
  • Chris Todd (2008–2009)
  • Cam Newton (2010)
  • Barrett Trotter (2011)
  • Clint Moseley (2011–2012)
  • Kiehl Frazier (2012)
  • Jonathan Wallace (2012)
  • Nick Marshall (2013–2014)
  • Jeremy Johnson (2013–2016)
  • Sean White (2015–2016)
  • John Franklin III (2016)
  • Jarrett Stidham (2017–2018)
  • Bo Nix (2019–2021)
  • T. J. Finley (2021–2022)
  • Robby Ashford (2022–2023)
  • Payton Thorne (2023)
  • v
  • t
  • e
Las Vegas Raiders starting quarterbacks
Played in Oakland (1960–1981, 1995–2019) and Los Angeles (1982–1994)
  • v
  • t
  • e
Denver Broncos starting quarterbacks
  • v
  • t
  • e
New England Patriots 2019 NFL draft selections