Former Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham is headed to Las Vegas

May 13, 2022 - 12am PST

The New England Patriots traded QB Jarrett Stidham and a Seventh Round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for a Sixth Round pick Thursday morning. Stidham was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has been used primarily as a back up for those few years. Backing up Tom Brady in his final year in New England and then playing quarterback roulette in 2020 with Cam Newton and Bryan Hoyer on the roster. The Patriots selecting Mac Jones out of Alabama in 2021 and Stidham receiving off season back surgery that same year spelled for no appearances during all of the 2021 regular season. The Patriots selected another QB back in April 2022 with the fourth pick yet again but this time the pride of Western Kentucky Charlie Zappe to be a young under study along side second year QB Mac Jones. Once again leaving Jarrett Stidham and his 48 career passes as the odd man out resulting in a trade to the jewel of the desert, Las Vegas.

In Vegas Stidham is reunited with former Patriots OC Josh Mcdaniels which should serve him well having some familiarity with the offense and general schemes. Secondly, Stidham can learn under the experience of Derek Carr and continue to flourish his game. Currently Nick Mullens and Chase Garbers kick around on the roster however this is the one true positive for Stidham given he can stay healthy and take advantage of opportunities he can potentially elevate to a long time second string back up in Las Vegas.