The New England Patriots entered the offseason with the same problem they had in 2020. Head coach Bill Belichick will have to find the right signal-caller for the upcoming season. The Cam Newton experiment didn’t work and the Patriots missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Belichick made Newton compete with two other options on the roster. He got the job but didn’t get the weapons he needed to win more games. Jarrett Stidham was given a chance to play, and now he delivered a promising message to his Instagram followers.
2020 wasn’t really great for Stidham. He got a backup status and insignificante playing time. Stidham and his teammates couldn’t do anything but watch Tom Brady win his seventh Super Bowl as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Well, there’s nothing we can do about it. The 24-year-old is ready for 2021. He wrote about this on Instagram.
“Let the 2021 season begin,” Stidham wrote. He posted a photo of him doing his practice.
So, we have so many questions to ask right now. Newton is entering free agency. The Patriots can get pretty much every player on the market. Most of the rumors revolve around Newton and Belichick’s next quarterback. Matthew Stafford was a target, but he didn’t want to play in New England. No one is talking about Stidham.
Jarrett Stidham warns doubters with recent Instagram post
The 2019 fourth-round pick saw limited playing time and failed to impress experts. Maybe Belichick will leave him enough room to evolve. The Patriots head coach will keep him around for a while. Stidham should stay focused and play his best football.
Stidham is ready to enter the new season and this is probably a warning to those who doubt his skills. Belichick signed him for a reason. New England will need all the talent they can get heading into 2021.
When it comes to other options, Belichick is more than excited to reunite with Jimmy Garoppolo. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback may leave his current team. Seeing him play in New England won’t come as a surprise to any of us.