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Jarrett Stidham

Jarrett Stidham
No. 4 - New England Patriots
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-08) August 8, 1996 (age 23)
Corbin, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Stephenville (TX)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2019
Passing yards:14
Passer rating:18.8
Player stats at NFL.com

Jarrett Ryan Stidham (born August 8, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He began his college football career at Baylor University, starting three games as a true freshman for them in 2015. He then transferred to McLennan Community College, where he did not play football in his one semester at the school. Stidham later transferred to Auburn University, where he started for the Tigers in 2017 and 2018. The Patriots selected him with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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. He 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
Stephenville, Texas Stephenville HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.74
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.


  • "Baylor Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "2015 Baylor College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015.

College career


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


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

College statistics

Year Team Passing Rushing
Comp 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 64.2 7,217 8.5 48 13 151.4 211 224 1.1 9

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft  in
(1.89 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
(0.23 m)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
All values from NFL Combine[19]

Stidham was selected by the New England Patriots with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[20] He signed a four-year deal worth $3.15 million, including a signing bonus of about $634,000.[21] At the end of the Patriots' 2019 training camp, the Patriots made Stidham the sole backup to quarterback Tom Brady, releasing veteran backup Brian Hoyer.[22]

In Week 3 against the New York Jets, Stidham relieved Brady in the fourth quarter. In the game, he completed 2 out of 3 passes and threw a 61-yard pick six to safety Jamal Adams as the Patriots won 30-14.[23]


  1. ^ "No. 39 recruit Jarrett Stidham commits to Baylor over Oregon". ESPN.com.
  2. ^ "Stephenville standout Stidham commits to Baylor". WacoTrib.com.
  3. ^ "Baylor Bears confident as Jarrett Stidham replaces Seth Russell at QB". ESPN.com.
  4. ^ "Baylor QB Seth Russell fractures bone in neck; Jarrett Stidham moves up depth chart". dallasnews.com.
  5. ^ "Freshman Stidham next in Baylor QB line that began with RG3". WacoTrib.com.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Kansas State hopes it can rattle Baylor freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham". kansas.
  7. ^ "Baylor Bears QB Jarrett Stidham not feeling pressure of first start and weight of playoff hopes". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ Olson, Max (November 16, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham (back) to start against Oklahoma State". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Jeyarajah, Shehan (November 21, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham injured in win over Oklahoma State". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 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 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 2015.
  12. ^ Olson, Max (December 19, 2015). "Corey Coleman, Shock Linwood out for Russell Athletic Bowl". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ Olson, Max (July 7, 2016). "Sohomore QB Jarrett Stidham to transfer from Baylor". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ Olson, Max (July 7, 2016). "Sohomore QB Jarrett Stidham to transfer from Baylor". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ Olson, Max (December 12, 2016). "Ex-Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham announces he's going to Auburn". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Malzahn tabs Stidham as Auburn's starting QB". ESPN.com. August 14, 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "2017 Auburn Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ Kasabian, Paul (December 4, 2018). "Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham Declares for 2019 NFL Draft; Forgoing Senior Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Jarrett Stidham Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2019). "Patriots select QB Jarrett Stidham with No. 133 pick". NFL.com.
  21. ^ Inabinett, Mark (July 26, 2019). "Alabama Roots: State's 2019 NFL Draft picks sign contracts worth $147.4 million". al. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ Callahan, Andrew (September 1, 2019). "Patriots rookie QB Jarrett Stidham 'very excited' to back up Tom Brady". masslive.com. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "Brady, Patriots defense shine in 30-14 win over Jets". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 22, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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