Stidham’s brief time in garbage play in 2019 yielded one interception and one sack. He was 2-for-4 for 14 yards in that time. In 2020, when Brady departed, Stidham was looking like he was going to begin the season as a starter until the team signed veteran Cam Newton.
In five appearances in 2020, Stidham had two touchdowns, 256 passing yards and three interceptions.
The Patriots added another wrinkle when they selected Mac Jones, the star quarterback from Alabama, in the first round potentially putting Stidham third on the quarterback depth chart.
In reaction to April’s selection, Stidham told reporters Monday it got the competitive juices in him flowing.
"It definitely fires …