Jarrett Stidham won’t be seeing the field any time soon. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Stidham underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a back injury.

According to Rapoport, Stidham “should be able to return in 12 weeks,” so he won’t necessarily miss all of the 2021 season. The former Auburn standout is heading into his third NFL season. For his career, Stidham has played in eight games for the New England Patriots, going 24-of-48 passing for 270 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

New England currently has Cam Newton, Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer on the roster at this stage of the offseason. Newton was the team’s starter when healthy last season.  Mac Jones is the first first-round quarterback pick of the Bill Belichick era. Hoyer has been in the league since 2009.