Jarrett Stidham time? New England Patriots list Tom Brady as questionable for Sunday
Could Jarrett Stidham make his first career NFL start on Sunday?
It may seem unlikely, but the New England Patriots listed Tom Brady as questionable with a right elbow injury on their Friday injury report. Of course, Brady hasn’t missed a game due to injury since 2008, when he tore both his ACL and MCL in the Pats’ season opener. He’s started every game since, except when he served a four-game suspension in 2016.
However, if for some reason Brady can’t play Sunday’s home game against the Dallas Cowboys, then Stidham could be in line for his first start. The former Auburn quarterback was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft.
Stidham has appeared in three games this season, but he hasn’t had much action. He went 2-for-3 with 14 yards and an interception in Week 3 against the New York Jets, and he threw an incomplete pass in Week 5 vs. the Washington Redskins. He also appeared in Week 7 vs. the Jets.
Stidham played two seasons at Auburn from 2017-18 after starting his college career at Baylor. He played well during his time with the Tigers, passing for 5,952 yards and 36 touchdowns in 27 games.
It’s likely that Brady will find a way to play on Sunday afternoon and Stidham will remain the backup. However, there’s always a chance that Stidham could be in action.
The Patriots and Cowboys are set to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox.