The recent addition of QB transfer Jarrett Stidham has those in Auburn absolutely giddy — including head coach Gus Malzahn.

Stidham comes to Auburn from Baylor — where he was previously considered one of the best high school prospects in the country.

It’s expected that Stidham will compete for — and likely win — the starting spot next season. Quarterback play has been a bit of an issue for this program dating back to the Cam Newton’s time at Auburn. Inconsistency at the position has truly held this program back from reaching greater heights.

Stidham has the best big-play potential of any quarterback currently on the roster. He likely can give the offense an added dimension with his ability to throw downfield.

In essence, it would be a shock to see him not start in 2017.