The New England Patriots voted Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham 133rd overall in the 2019 NFL Draft as a development player behind QB Tom Brady.
For this reason, the patriots have designed Jarrett Stidham.
The most obvious reason the patriots designed Stidham is that Tom Brady will turn 42 this off-season and have to consider New England for a replacement. I do not think I really have to go too far on this argument.
The Patriots decided to shun the position of quarterback in the first two days of the draft, as the players who were selected in the first three rounds, usually roster locks, are a few seasons. A fourth round is usually a one-year ban, but then the Patriots can move on from Stidham next year when another perspective falls into their laps ̵
I'm all for the Patriots who take a mid-quarterback each season until they find Brady's replacement. It is cheap to strengthen the most important position in the squad.
Stidham is a smart, precise and mobile quarterback who knows how to take care of the football and has one of the best deep balls draft. In his 2017 season, there were disgruntled victories over Alabam and Georgia, the two teams that played for the national championship, where he won 37 of 51 (73%) for 451 yards, 3 touchdowns and without interruptions. This is the player the Patriots want to bring out with greater consistency, and the player who was considered the first round in the 2018 College Football season.
But he could not develop in 2018 and that's why he dropped out of drafting board. He was constrained by a bad offensive system and supporting occupation, but also fought against the pressure and did not continue the projected step.
If Stidham could look like 2017, he could be a good startup potential. If not, then he probably will not be different from Danny Etling, and the Patriots may seek a new quarterback prospectus next year.
How would you classify the Patriots for Jarrett Stidham?
(246 votes)  2%
1476 votes in total