On Tuesday, Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham announced he was forgoing his final year of college eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
He’s spent the past two years at Auburn, but regressed a bit this year as the Tigers struggled on offense.
On Tuesday evening, coach Gus Malzahn issued a statement on Stidham’s decision. As you can see below, Malzahn also revealed that Stidham would be playing in the Music City Bowl against Purdue:
Statement from coach Gus Malzahn says Jarrett Stidham will play for Auburn in the Music City Bowl later this month: pic.twitter.com/l3v6TxdK4W
— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) December 4, 2018
That’s good news for the Tigers, who will need Stidham to have a big day to keep pace with the high-powered Purdue offense.
Where Stidham gets drafted remains to be seen, but he’ll worry about that when he’s done with this month’s bowl game.
Here’s Stidham’s official NFL announcement, which he made on Tuesday evening:
— Jarrett Stidham (@Jarrett_Stidham) December 4, 2018