QB - NE
Week 13 Outlook
Jarrett Stidham completed 6-of-10 passes for 64 yards and an interception in the Patriots' Week 7 blowout loss to the 49ers.
Stidham relieved a struggling Cam Newton early in the fourth quarter. New England was mostly trying to bleed clock as this game was well out of reach by that point. Newton will remain the starter moving forward.
According to sources, if Cam Newton is unable to play in Week 5 against the Broncos, Jarrett Stidham would likely get the start.
The Patriots started Brian Hoyer in Newton’s place in Week 4, but he was replaced by Stidham in the second half. The Patriots and Broncos are slated to play Monday night at 5:00 PM, EDT, so you’ll likely want to have another option as a backup should there be any issues with the game being played. It’s still a question mark whether or not Newton will be cleared to play this week after testing positive for COVID-19 a week ago.
Jarrett Stidham came into the Patriots' Week 4 game against the Chiefs with the team trailing in the second half, completing 5-of-13 passes for 60 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.
Stidham came in to relieve Brian Hoyer, who was struggling mightily in this one. The sophomore quarterback out of Auburn wasn't making the same mental mistakes as Hoyer, but he didn't exactly inspire much confidence in the offense to finish the game. A goal-line fade thrown to N'Keal Harrry was the highlight. Otherwise, Stidham just didn't have it. The Patriots desperately need Cam Newton to return in Week 5 against Denver.
QB Jarrett Stidham is officially inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Dolphins Week 1.
Stidham was competing with Cam Newwton and Brian Hoyer for the Patriots' starting QB job during training camp. He lost the battle to Cam and is officially inactive for Week 1. The Patriots will roll with Newton and Hoyer as the team's quarterbacks on Sunday.
According to ESPN Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss, Jarrett Stidham has all but “faded out” of the QB race in New England.
Cam Newton, rightfully so, has looked like the much better Patriots quarterback thus far in camp and Reiss believes Stidham is “fading out of the quarterback picture.” This is Newton’s job to lose, and he’d likely have to sustain an injury for Stidham to even get a chance at starting for New England. He’d probably at that point still have to compete with veteran Brian Hoyer for the starting job.