Patriots Teammate Endorses Jarrett Stidham
A New England Patriots teammate endorsed Jarrett Stidham this past week, following Tom Brady’s departure.
Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, effectively making Stidham the starter by default heading into 2020.
According to safety Devin McCourty, Stidham has the confidence of his teammates.
“To me, the best thing for Stiddy was that he had to go against our defense every week. He didn’t have it easy,” McCourty said during a podcast.
“I love his poise. I would be faking a blitz sometimes and we’d make eye contact and he’d just start smiling and laughing.
“To me, there were weeks where he was just on point. And those were some of our best weeks as a defense, mainly because Stiddy ate us up in practice leading up to the game, and I think put more pressure on us.
“So I really admire just how hard he works, and then I’ve got to know him off the field as well. He’s a really good guy. Young guy, but very mature. He’s married. I think the Stidhams are going to be in New England for a long time.”
Will Stidham ultimately be a long-term solution at quarterback for the Patriots? Time will tell.