Jarrett Stidham Sends Reminder He’s Still a Factor in Patriots QB Picture

The New England Patriots have four quarterbacks on the roster. Veteran Cam Newton will probably start games for the team in the upcoming season. Head coach Bill Belichick selected a talented rookie in the first round. Many believe that Mac Jones will challenge Newton for the No.1 position. What about Jarrett Stidham and his role in the Patriots picture? There are several possible scenarios for the team right now, and one of them puts Stidham behind Newton.

The 2015 NFL MVP injured his throwing hand during practice. He had to leave the voluntary organized team activity on Friday. Young quarterbacks used the opportunity to play their best game, but some of them didn’t do really well. Rookie Mac Jones had some missed throws during practice. NFL analysts believe that he is not ready for prime time. These misses sparked a discussion on Stidham’s role with the Patriots.

Jones has yet to play his first NFL game. He doesn’t know the system and fitting inside Bill Belichick’s equation is quite a challenge. The Patriots head coach has the perfect winning formula. There’s no room for soft game. Belichick likes Jones and everything he brings on the field. He watched him during his Pro Day. This was more than enough for Jones to earn a spot on the roster.

How will Belichick organize his quarterbacks? He won’t let Jones hit the field because he had a few misses. Maybe Stidham will be the second quarterback behind Newton.

Jarrett Stidham is a good fit for the Patriots picture

Stidham stepped up Friday as the best option in 11-on-11 drills. He had some cool throws and yes, he delivered a statement. Please, don’t leave him behind. NFL analysts shouldn’t forget about him. Stiddy is a talented player and Belichick respects his skills. He was turning heads this time last year.

How will Stidham handle high-pressure situations? Coach Belichick didn’t put him on the field in the final two games last season. New England finished the season with a 7-9 record and Stidham didn’t play his best football.