Jarrett Stidham backed by Darius Slayton as Patriots’ new QB

Tom Brady’s successor has a believer within the Giants’ locker room.

Darius Slayton, who caught passes from Jarrett Stidham for 2 seasons at Auburn, believes the Patriots are in good palms with the 23-year-old stepping below middle.

“I think people should know that Jarrett is one of the hardest-working football players I’ve ever been around,” Slayton mentioned on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via NESN. “He’s actually a pupil of the sport, and I believe that’s why he’s going to have an opportunity to be a extremely good quarterback for the Patriots as a result of I do know he’s going to place the time in.

“The arm and all that stuff, you know, that’s all God-given. He’s got that already. I think the separator that makes Tom Brady great is putting the time in and having the knowledge, and I think Jarrett is cut from that same kind of cloth.”

Slayton spent 2017 and 2018 within the huddle with Stidham after the quarterback transferred from Baylor. Stidham was drafted within the fourth spherical in 2019, however spent final fall studying behind Brady whereas Slayton, a fifth-round choose, made a right away impression with a breakout rookie season.

Before he was a deep risk for Daniel Jones, Slayton did the identical for Stidham, catching 64 passes for 1,313 yards and 10 touchdowns throughout their two seasons collectively.

After Brady left for the Buccaneers and the Patriots handed on drafting a quarterback in April, Stidham is predicted to have a transparent shot on the beginning job in New England this fall.