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Stidham, a 2019 fourth-round pick, sat behind Tom Brady as a rookie. So there’s nothing to take away from his debut season.
So let’s go back to his Auburn days to learn more about this top high school prospect.
Stidham emerged in 2017 with 3,158 yards, 18 TDs and 6 INTs. But the consensus around the league was that he regressed in 2018 (2,794 yards, 18 TDs, 5 INTs). His yards per attempt dropped by .9; his completion rate sunk by nearly 6 percentage points.
The 2018 Tigers lacked the firepower of the 2017 unit. Stidham broke in a brand new O-line and a WR corps that lost 2 starters to season-ending injuries.
Perhaps that explains the step back. Either way, the 6’3, 215-pound passer is on track to enter Week 1 as the starter.
The Patriots had a chance to select Utah State QB Jordan Love in Round 1. Yet they passed.
In fact, they passed on drafting a QB in any round. Instead, the team brought back veteran Brian Hoyer on a 1-year, $2 million deal. We project him as a strict backup.
Clearly, there’s confidence in Stidham. Per team insider Jeff Howe, the Pats “like the physical tools and mental makeup” that comes with Stidham. QB trainer Jordan Palmer — who’s worked with Stidham and a number of successful pro passers, including Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson — had this to say about the Patriot.
“To be clear, I think he is a star, and he is going to be a big-time franchise quarterback,” Palmer said, via The Athletic. “I have felt that way for a couple years now. I’m totally fine saying that. I don’t care that he went fourth r…
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