Nashville, TN (EETV)- The New England Patriots have selected quarterback Jarret Stidham as their fourth round pick. Stidham had been projected by many mock draft experts to land in either New England or Miami. With the trade of Josh Rosen to Dolphins only one team remained.
Stidham started the last two years for the Tigers and finished with 2,794 total yards and 18 touchdowns. He was ranked by ESPN as the fifth best player in his position with a rating of 137.7.
In 2017, he led the Tigers to a SEC West championship as well as defeating Alabama and Georgia in the regular season. His most notable moment was his touchdown run against Alabama to seal their 26-14 win.
Stidham will be able to learn under one of the most notable organizations in NFL history. The six-time Super Bowl champs led by Tom Brady will be looking for their seventh title in this upcoming season. For Jarret he can go under the wings of Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
ESPN Boston's Steve Muench spoke on Stidham saying, "Tom Brady continues to play at a high level but he turns 42 in August and backup Brian Hoyer isn't the long-term answer. We had a late second-round grade on Stidham, making him an excellent value pick here."