The New England Patriots are eventually going to have to replace the legendary Tom Brady, so they took a flyer on former Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

According to early reports, Stidham is fitting in with the Patriots and looking good as training camp progresses.

Per Andrew Callahan of, Stidham has been an “early star” and WR Phillip Dorsett thinks the rookie is handling the transition to the NFL well:

“He’s getting more comfortable. He has a live arm, can make any throw. I like Jarrett. It’s the National Football League, and he’s young. Coming in here is tough. A lot of stuff gets thrown at you really fast and changes on the move, so you have to be able to adjust. He’s doing all right.”

Stidham may not have been a great fit in Auburn coach Gus Malzahn’s rigid system, but with the Patriots and OC Josh McDaniels, it seems he’s faring a bit better.

Will he earn the backup job heading into the 2019 season? We’ll see how he plays as preseason games get underway this week.