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Jarrett Stidham
No. 4 – New England Patriots
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-08) August 8, 1996 (age 24)
Corbin, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Stephenville (TX)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2019–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-SEC (2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

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 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]

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 Dec 19, 2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 11 (QB)   Rivals: 6 (QB)  ESPN: 2 (Dual-threat QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


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 measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 2⅜ in 218 lb32 in9⅛ in 4.81 s 4.33 s 7.28 s 31 in 9 ft 2 in 27

Stidham was selected by the New England Patriots with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[19] He signed a four-year deal worth $3.15 million, including a signing bonus of about $634,000.[20] 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.[21]


  1. "No. 39 recruit Jarrett Stidham commits to Baylor over Oregon".
  2. "Stephenville standout Stidham commits to Baylor".
  3. "Baylor Bears confident as Jarrett Stidham replaces Seth Russell at QB".
  4. "Baylor QB Seth Russell fractures bone in neck; Jarrett Stidham moves up depth chart".
  5. "Freshman Stidham next in Baylor QB line that began with RG3".[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".
  8. Olson, Max (November 16, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham (back) to start against Oklahoma State". Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  9. Jeyarajah, Shehan (November 21, 2015). "Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham injured in win over Oklahoma State". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 7, 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 December 7, 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 December 21, 2015.
  12. Olson, Max (December 19, 2015). "Corey Coleman, Shock Linwood out for Russell Athletic Bowl". Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  13. Olson, Max (July 7, 2016). "Sohomore QB Jarrett Stidham to transfer from Baylor". Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  14. Olson, Max (July 7, 2016). "Sohomore QB Jarrett Stidham to transfer from Baylor". Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  15. Olson, Max (December 12, 2016). "Ex-Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham announces he's going to Auburn". Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  18. Kasabian, Paul (December 4, 2018). "Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham Declares for 2019 NFL Draft; Forgoing Senior Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  19. Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2019). "Patriots select QB Jarrett Stidham with No. 133 pick".
  20. Inabinett, Mark (2019-07-26). "Alabama Roots: State's 2019 NFL Draft picks sign contracts worth $147.4 million" (in en).
  21. Callahan, Andrew (2019-09-01). "Patriots rookie QB Jarrett Stidham ‘very excited’ to back up Tom Brady" (in en-US).

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