Jarrett Stidham

Las Vegas Raiders
Quarterback #8
Las Vegas Raiders
Quarterback #8

Jarrett Stidham News

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.

Analysis: Stidham led the Raiders to a field goal on their first offensive drive, but he otherwise struggled for much of the game. He threw an interception on a forced deep throw to Mack Hollins midway through the first quarter and also fumbled twice -- losing one. Stidham did show some rapport with Hunter Renfrow, which was highlighted by an 11-yard connection in the end zone midway through the fourth quarter to account for Las Vegas' only touchdown of the game. After replacing Derek Carr as the team's starting quarterback in Week 17, Stidham completed 45 of 70 passes for 584 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions across two games. He isn't likely to enter 2023 as the starter, but Stidham may have done enough in his brief audition to secure a backup role.

Jan 7, 2023 7:44 PM EST

No limitations in practice

Stidham (elbow) was a full practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Stidham and Davante Adams (illness) both returned to full participation and will thus lead the Raiders' passing attack this Saturday against the Chiefs. It's a game with playoff implications for only one side, but there are a slew of personal milestones in play for Adams and RB Josh Jacobs, the league leaders in receiving touchdowns and rushing yards, respectively.

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 ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Leading a spirited effort this past Sunday versus the 49ers' top-ranked defense in place of Derek Carr, Stidham completed 23 of 34 passes for 365 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while also turning seven carries into 34 yards. Stidham has a right elbow injury in the wake of the 37-34 overtime loss, but he at least will be afforded two more chances for all activity this week before the Raiders potentially hand him a designation ahead of Saturday's scheduled 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

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.

Analysis: Stidham was presented with a brutal matchup for his first career start, but the Raiders' new starter performed well despite the narrow loss. The 2019 fourth-round pick put his arm strength on display, routinely connecting on deep balls to Davante Adams (7-153-2) and Darren Waller (3-72-1). Stidham -- an unrestricted free agent in 2023 -- figures to start the regular season finale against the Chiefs after a strong debut under center. If Las Vegas' offense is going to adopt this vertical passing game following its change at quarterback, then Stidham could produce big fantasy totals again with a plethora of receiving weapons at his disposal.

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.

Analysis: Stidham's first career start will come against one of the best defenses in the league, and under the guidance of a coaching staff that oversaw Carr's decline despite the offseason addition of WR Davante Adams. The 31-year-old QB did play much of the season without TE Darren Waller and WR Hunter Renfrow, both of whom should be available to Stidham over the final two weeks of the season. The 26-year-old was a fourth-round pick of New England's in 2019 and has completed only 32 of 61 passes (52.5 percent) for 342 yards (5.6 YPA), two TDs and four INTs in his NFL career.

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.

Analysis: Stidham relieved starting quarterback Derek Carr for the final drive of the contest after the Raiders had already fallen down by 24 points. Stidham managed to complete eight pass attempts in his limited playing time, but the offense still failed to make a mark on the scoreboard. He figures to retain backup duties against the Jaguars in Week 9.

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.

Analysis: Stidham will operate as Derek Carr's backup in 2022 after Nick Mullens was traded to the Vikings on Monday. Head coach Josh McDaniels likes to work with two quarterbacks only, placing Stidham as the next man up.

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.

Analysis: Stidham was acquired in what appeared to be a sweetheart deal between his former employer (Patriots) and his new team and head coach in Las Vegas this past offseason. The former fourth-round pick flashed his rushing abilities on a 11-yard scramble for a touchdown. Stidham wasn't much of a runner in college, totaling just 224 rushing yards on 211 attempts. The 24-year-old did have a nose for the end zone (nine touchdowns), so he could provide a unique set of fantasy stats as a pocket passer should Derek Carr miss time at any point during the regular season.

Aug 14, 2022 7:42 PM EST

Solid in exhibition start

Stidham completed eight of 15 passes for 96 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed once for a 12-yard touchdown during the Raiders' 27-11 preseason win over the Jaguars in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game.

Analysis: Stidham got the starting nod with Derek Carr held out of the contest, and he put together a solid performance despite playing without any of the team's top pass-catching options. The 2019 fourth-round pick just arrived in mid-May via trade from the Patriots, but his familiarity with head coach Josh McDaniels' playcalling and scheme appears to currently afford him the upper hand in the battle for the No. 2 quarterback job over journeyman Nick Mullens. Stidham will aim to continue making his case in the Raiders' next preseason contest, Sunday, Aug. 14 against the Vikings.

Aug 4, 2022 9:07 PM EST

Traded to Las Vegas

The Patriots are trading Stidham and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Raiders in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Stidham, a 2019 fourth-round pick, found himself the odd man out of New England's quarterback room, which includes rookie fourth-rounder Bailey Zappe and veteran Brian Hoyer as options behind Mac Jones. The move reunites Stidham with coach Josh McDaniels, and sets him up to compete with Nick Mullens and Garrett Gilbert for the top backup spot behind Derek Carr.

May 12, 2022 6:43 AM EST

Faces added competition

Following the Patriots' selection of Bailey Zappe in the fourth round of the recent NFL Draft, Stidham has added competition for a roster spot, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With veteran Brian Hoyer also in the backup mix behind starter Mac Jones, it looks like Stidham could be the odd man out in the Patriots' signal-caller equation, with Zappe's spot with the team presumably secure. Stidham, a 2019 fourth-rounder out of Auburn, is approaching the final year of his rookie contract.

May 5, 2022 10:28 AM EST

Activated off PUP list

Stidham (back) has been activated off the Patriots' PUP list, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Stidham returned to practice on Oct. 20, which means he was nearing the end of his 21-day window to be activated. He is now set to back up Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer as the team's No. 3 quarterback.

Nov 9, 2021 3:30 PM EST

Designated to return from PUP list

Stidham (back) was designated to return from the PUP list and returned to practice Wednesday, Andrew Callahan of Boston Herald reports.

Analysis: Stidham will have a 21-day period to be added to the active roster, but if he isn't, then he will return to the PUP list for the remainder of the season. Brian Hoyer has been operating as the backup quarterback behind Mac Jones, but Stidham will have a good chance of reclaiming that job when he is officially activated.

Oct 20, 2021 10:33 AM EST

Placed on reserve/PUP list

The Patriots moved Stidham to the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Stidham will be inactive for the first six weeks of the season after being moved to the reserve/PUP list, leaving the Patriots with just one quarterback -- Mac Jones -- on their current roster. They will have to make a move to add a backup before Week 1, but Stidham should reclaim that role when he is healthy.

Aug 31, 2021 3:56 PM EST

Undergoes surgery, out 12 weeks

Stidham underwent surgery Wednesday for a back injury and is expected to miss around 12 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Stidham was placed on the PUP list last week and it appears he may wind up on the same one when the regular season rolls around. Even when he's cleared for action, Stidham ranks third, at best, on the Patriots' depth chart at quarterback behind Cam Newton and 2021 first-round pick Mac Jones, so his absence shouldn't have many fantasy ramifications.

Jul 30, 2021 3:34 PM EST

Set to miss time

Coach Bill Belichick said Thursday that Stidham (shoulder) will "miss a little time" due to his current injury, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Patriots recently placed Stidham on the PUP list due to pain experienced in his shoulder and back, for which the team is reportedly considering surgery. In a corresponding move, New England claimed former Packers quarterback Jacob Dolegala off waivers, giving the team another option, alongside Brian Hoyer, to take reps behind Cam Newton and Mac Jones.

Jul 29, 2021 10:30 AM EST

Nursing injury to throwing shoulder

Stidham was placed on the PUP list Wednesday while experiencing pain in his right shoulder and back, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 2019 fourth-round pick apparently experiences the pain while throwing, and surgery is being considered to address the injury. Stidham remains without a timetable for his return, though he seems unlikely to be back on the field in the near future.

Jul 28, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Heads to PUP list

The Patriots placed Stidham (undisclosed) on the PUP list Thursday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Stidham isn't ready to participate in the start of training camp practices, though it remains to be seen what sort of issue he's dealing with. Given that Cam Newton and rookie first-round pick Mac Jones are solidified above Stidham on New England's depth chart, missing time could only impact the 24-year-old's chances of winning out against Brian Hoyer for the No. 3 gig.

Jul 22, 2021 2:30 PM EST

Faces added competition

The Patriots' selection of Mac Jones with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft could present a threat to Stidham's roster spot, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With 2020 starter Cam Newton having been re-signed this offseason and Jones now on board to be groomed to be the team's long-term answer at QB, Stidham's role with the Patriots is currently unclear. That could change if either Newton or Jones are forced to miss time, but if all three approach the season healthy, then New England's coaching staff will have to make a call on whether to keep three signal-callers. In such a scenario, it's possible that Stidham could be the odd man out.

Apr 30, 2021 11:20 AM EST

256 passing yards in 2020

Stidham finished the 2020 season with 22 completions on 44 passing attempts for 256 yards, with two TDs and three interceptions in five appearances.

Analysis: Stidham, who also logged seven carries for seven yards, spent the bulk of the campaign as Cam Newton's top backup and remains under contract with New England through the 2022 season. The future role of the 2019 fourth-rounder has yet to be determined, with the Patriots facing plenty of offseason personnel decisions, including whether or not to try to retain Newton, who's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. The team could also look elsewhere in free agency and the draft, so it's way too early to get a handle of Stidham's 2021 fantasy prospects.

Jan 5, 2021 8:30 AM EST

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