Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham came into last weekend’s showdown against the San Francisco 49ers playing with house money.
Despite nobody expecting much from him, he almost toppled one of the NFL’s best teams before eventually succumbing to the Niners 37-34 in overtime.
Because of how well he played, Jarrett also hoisted someone else into the spotlight: his wife, Kennedy Stidham.
Kennedy made quite the impression in her beau’s debut as the Raiders’ starter, and she offered something of an encore performance during his follow-up effort versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
This was her outfit to the big game:
Understandably, fans absolutely loved it.
The videos that Kennedy posted on social media last week left a huge impression, too:
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Big picture, everyone obviously understands that Jarrett likely won’t be the Raiders’ long-term solution at quarterback.
Maybe they will go out and get Tom Brady this summer once his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes to an end. Perhaps they will go after Aaron Rodgers, reuniting him with his former Green Bay Packers wide receiver, Davante Adams.
Either way, Jarrett is on borrowed time in Las Vegas. At best he will prove himself as a legitimate bridge between the Raiders’ past and future at the quarterback position. At worst, he is done with the team after this season.
What does that mean for Kennedy? It’s tough to say. Obviously Patrick Mahomes’ wife, Brittany, causes a stir on a weekly basis. She did so again this past week with her wild workout photos.
On the same week as the Damar Hamlin situation. Tragic. https://t.co/eD2l2yLQ0s
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2023
But generally that type of attention is reserved for the spouses of the NFL’s great starting quarterbacks – not perennial backups.
Hopefully Jarrett and Kennedy soak up as much limelight as they can this week, because there is a good chance they won’t get as much of it next year when he is coming off the bench somewhere else.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.