The New England Patriots will play with Jarrett Stidham as starting quarterback in September. Head coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio didn’t select a quarterback. It looks like Belichick likes what he has on the roster. NFL fans and analyst want to know more about Stidham, but Belichick won’t say a thing. Matt Light knows why.
Belichick has his own way of doing things. He didn’t say if Stidham will really replace Tom Brady. That’s just fans’ guessing. He didn’t draft a quarterback, so logically, Stidham goes under center. One thing stands for sure. If Belichick wants fans to know something, fans will know it.
Matt Light was part of the organization for 11 seasons, and he talked about this during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.
“You’re not hearing anything because there’s nothing to be said,” he said. “And that is 11 years of being in the system, but in a lot of ways it is 100 percent factual, right? Bill wasn’t lying. He doesn’t know which one of his guys is going to be the guy yet. I think they have a lot of confidence in Jarrett Stidham, I think they have liked what they’ve seen. Think he’s had a pretty good opportunity to study from the best. I think he understands what’s expected of him.”
The Patriots have a talented quarterback in Jarrett Stidham
The Patriots have Stidham, Brian Hoyer, J’Mar Smith and Brian Lewerke. Hoyer can help Stidham learn a few more things. He has the experience Stidham lacks. The second-year quarterback learned a lot from Brady in 2019. Hoyer will only support that knowledge.
“Can he deliver? I mean there’s a lot of things that need to come together before you can answer that question. Is he capable? Sure. Would Bill say that? Never. There’s just no upside to saying it so he’s not going to do it,” Light added. “So, you’re just going to feel as if there is a lot of uncertainty where there probably is a lot more comfort than you’ll ever realize.
“But, when the bullets are flying for real, we’re going to find out what he can and can’t do and there’s going to be a lot of people chomping at the bit to expose what he can’t do very well and I think Bill is going to do a good job of eliminating how much they expose his kind of lack of experience early in the season. They are going to take care of him and manage him as best they can. What they really need is the offensive line to go above and beyond.”