Jarrett Stidham

Denver Broncos
Quarterback #8
Denver Broncos
Quarterback #8

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Jarrett Stidham Has The Advantage Over Bo Nix

Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham has an obvious advantage in the quarterback competition with rookie first-rounder Bo Nix and former first-rounder Zach Wilson as he enters his second year in head coach Sean Payton's offense. "He's doing well," Payton said of Stidham. "Clearly, within the framework within what we're doing, he is much further along than in Year 1 in the transition. I'd say he's looked really sharp during this offseason program. [He is] real decisive. I think the leadership he is able to provide there, and there's good competition." Stidham may be ahead now, but Nix could quickly and easily close the gap if he looks good in training camp this summer. And it's not like Stidham has much experience in the NFL to begin with. Fantasy managers in single-year formats would be wise to avoid Denver's QB situation.

Jun 14, 2024 5:18 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham Prepared To Compete For Starting Role

Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham is embracing the team's three-man QB competition this offseason between himself, former first-round Zach Wilson and this year's first-rounder Bo Nix. "I'm not going to just sit down and let someone else walk on in here -- I'm going to work my butt off to get the job. I'm super excited about it," Stidham said. The 27-year-old signed a two-year, $10 million deal prior to last season and could now be considered a mentor who could be an upset winner of the starting job this summer. Stidham, Wilson and Nix will get an equal split of the work during the offseason program, but we probably won't have a better sense of who is in the lead in the competition until training camp. Stidham has the advantage of knowing the offense from a season ago, but even if he's the starter in Week 1, he'll be on a short leash and will be a low-upside, low-end QB2 in fantasy.

May 28, 2024 8:11 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham Says He's More Comfortable In The Offense

As he competes with both rookie first-round quarterback Bo Nix and former first-rounder Zach Wilson in offseason workouts, Denver Broncos QB Jarrett Stidham said he's much more comfortable running the offense in his second year with the team. Stidham was with head coach Sean Payton a year ago and will have an advantage over both Nix and Wilson in that area. His four career starts in the NFL have come in the last two seasons with the Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders. "I'm not out there thinking as much, I'm just out there playing free and playing more confident, which is great. It's been good," Stidham said. It remains to be seen who will emerge as the team's Week 1 starter after training camp and the preseason, but if it's Stidham, he'll probably be no more than a low-end QB2 in fantasy. Even if Stidham wins the job to begin the year, it would be a surprise if Nix doesn't make starts at some point in 2024.

May 24, 2024 1:31 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham To Compete For Starting Job

For now, quarterback Jarrett Stidham is the Denver Broncos' potential starter in 2024, but head coach Sean Payton declined to say Stidham was in the top position for the job. "He's definitely competing to be the starter," Payton said. "I don't think we have a term 'driver's seat' really. But he is going to compete for that position. I know he's anxious and excited to do that, and I'm sure there will be other candidates that will be competing with him." Stidham and Ben DiNucci are the only QBs on the current roster after the team released Russell Wilson this offseason, but the Broncos are a candidate to trade up in the first round of next month's draft for a potential franchise signal-caller. Stidham has flashed some potential late the last two years with the Raiders and Broncos, but not enough for him to be outright named the starter this offseason.

Mar 25, 2024 9:16 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham Could Get First Shot At Starting Gig

The Denver Broncos are going to evaluate all of the top quarterback prospects in this year's draft class, but if they do not trade up (they currently hold the 12th overall pick) within the first round of April's draft to take a QB, Jarrett Stidham would get the first shot to be their starter under center for the 2024 season. There are some in the Broncos building that are intrigued by what Stidham has to offer at the position, but it's clear that he isn't considered the long-term answer at QB. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport wouldn't be surprised if Denver signed another veteran in free agency to compete with Stidham this summer. Because of the salary cap predicament the Broncos are in in 2024, they don't really have the funds necessary to go after Kirk Cousins, for instance. Stidham threw for 496 yards, two TDs and a pick in the final two games of the 2023 season and would come with little fantasy upside if he's their starter in 2024.

Mar 5, 2024 5:45 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham Has Decent Game In Season Finale

Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham went 20-for-34 for 272 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the 27-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in the regular season finale on Sunday. He ran three times for two yards and was sacked five times for a loss of 34 yards. His lone touchdown was a 24-yard strike to Jerry Jeudy. With the Broncos benching Russell Wilson for the final two games for financial reasons, Stidham acquitted himself well, going 40-for-66 for 496 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while winning one game. The Broncos are expected to move on from Wilson in March, but Stidham will most likely begin training camp in the summer as a backup to whoever the Broncos choose to bring in to replace Wilson. At the very least, Stidham has proven in the last two games of the regular season the last two years with the Broncos and Raiders that he's a serviceable backup.

Jan 7, 2024 11:33 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham An Unexciting QB Option In Week 18

Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham will be cheap in DFS contests in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Las Vegas Raiders, but there's not a whole lot else to get excited about, even with top receiver Courtland Sutton returning from a concussion that kept him sidelined in the Week 17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. In his first start of the year last week, Stidham went 20-for-32 for 224 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. The 27-year-old got the win and didn't turn the ball over, but nothing else really stood out, and his lone touchdown pass came with receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey basically doing all the work. He'll have a slightly higher ceiling with Sutton playing this weekend, but Stidham will be a low-end QB2 option without much upside against a Raiders defense that has been stingy against opposing QBs in the last five weeks.

Jan 6, 2024 1:15 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham To Make Another Start Against Raiders

Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton announced on Monday that quarterback Jarrett Stidham will remain the starter for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, as expected, with Russell Wilson serving as the backup. With Wilson not expected to return to the team in 2024, the question now becomes whether Stidham's run as the starter will continue into next season. He's in the first year of a two-year, $10 million deal and went 20-for-32 for 224 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. At 27, it was just Stidham's third NFL start in his fifth season. Stidham also impressed in two starts to close out last year for the Raiders, but he'll remain a low-end QB2 with minimal upside for fantasy managers still playing for something in Week 18.

Jan 1, 2024 7:22 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham Looks Decent In Win

Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham wasn't impressive, but did his job during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He completed 20-of-32 passing attempts for 224 yards and one touchdown in the win. His best play was a 54-yard touchdown where wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey did a majority of the work. Regardless, Stidham was able to avoid turnovers and help lead his team to a win. He'll once again be under center for the regular season finale versus the Las Vegas Raiders next week. Stidham will be a bottom tier streaming option for that game.

Dec 31, 2023 9:25 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham A Desperation QB2 In First Start Of The Year

The Denver Broncos made headlines earlier this week when they announced they'd be benching quarterback Russell Wilson in favor of Jarrett Stidham for the final two regular season games due to financial reasons heading into the offseason. Stidham has a very favorable matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, but fantasy managers would have to be downright desperate to consider using the 27-year-old as their QB2 in superflex leagues in Week 17. He has taken all of four offensive snaps this year. Stidham started two games for the Las Vegas Raiders at the end of last season, going 45-for-70 for 584 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions while running with the ball 14 times for 84 yards. Stidham looked half decent in that two-game audition in 2022, but he's going to be without No. 1 wideout Courtland Sutton (concussion) and could also be missing Jerry Jeudy (illness) and rookie receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (hamstring).

Dec 30, 2023 1:33 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham Looks Great In Preseason Finale

Denver Broncos backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham looked to be in midseason form in the 41-0 blowout win over the Los Angeles Rams in the preseason finale on Saturday night. Stidham finished the contest going 17-for-28 for 236 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. He was sacked once for no gain and carried the ball one time for a 20-yard gain. The Broncos rested starter Russell Wilson in this one, so Stidham got extended run and delivered. The 27-year-old also looked liked really good filling in for Derek Carr in the final two regular season games last year with the Las Vegas Raiders. Stidham is unlikely to see meaningful playing time in 2023 unless Wilson misses time with an injury. But if he does make any starts for the Broncos, he'll be in play as a QB2 in superflex leagues.

Aug 27, 2023 2:48 PM EST

Jarrett Stidham Throws For 130 Yards In Preseason Contest

Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham took over for Russell Wilson early in Saturday's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers in an eventual 21-20 loss on the road. Stidham finished the team's second preseason game 12-for-17 passing for 130 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked twice for a loss of 10 yards. The 27-year-old was signed to a two-year, $10 million contract in the offseason to serve as Wilson's backup for the 2023 season. Stidham started the final two games in 2022 for the Las Vegas Raiders when they benched Derek Carr, and he looked solid, going 45-for-70 for 584 yards, four TDs and three picks. Stidham would only have low-end QB2 value in superflex leagues if he ends up starting games due to an injury to Wilson this year.

Aug 20, 2023 12:16 AM EST

Ugly showing in Week 18 loss

Stidham completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 219 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 31-13 loss to the Chiefs. He added seven rushes for 50 yards.

Jan 7, 2023 7:44 PM EST

No limitations in practice

Stidham (elbow) was a full practice participant Wednesday.

Jan 4, 2023 2:50 PM EST

Tending to elbow issue

Stidham (right elbow) is listed as limited on Tuesday's estimated injury report, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Jan 3, 2023 2:05 PM EST

Gaudy totals in first career start

Stidham completed 23 of 34 pass attempts for 365 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the 49ers. He added 34 rushing yards on seven attempts.

Jan 1, 2023 7:14 PM EST

Taking over starting job

Stidham will replace Derek Carr as the Raiders' starting quarterback this Sunday against the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Dec 28, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Eight completions in blowout loss

Stidham completed eight of 13 passes for 72 yards in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Saints.

Oct 31, 2022 8:22 AM EST

Locked in as primary backup

Stidham is set to be the backup quarterback with Las Vegas this season, Marcus Mosher of USA Today reports.

Aug 22, 2022 8:14 AM EST

Uses legs to score Sunday

Stidham got the start under center Sunday with Derek Carr (rest) sitting out. He completed 10 of 15 pass attempts for 68 yards while rushing four times for 16 yards and a touchdown in a 26-20 preseason win over the Vikings.

Aug 14, 2022 7:42 PM EST