Patriots fans haven't seen much from Jarrett Stidham at the NFL level, but someone who saw plenty of him in college is confident that fans will like what they see from the team's likely starting quarterback.
In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton detailed Stidham's ability and potential - qualities he saw from the 23-year-old when they were teammates at Auburn for two years.
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"I think people should know that Jarrett is one of the hardest working football players I've ever been around," Slayton said. "He's truly a student of the game, and I think that's why he's going to have a chance to be a really good quarterback for the Patriots because I know he's going to put 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."
But while Slayton and Kingsbury are throwing compliments toward Stidham, not everyone has fully jumped on the Stidham bandwagon.
In a recent interview with NBC Boston's Raul Martinez, Rodney Harrison had this to say about Stidham:
"You asked me do I believe in him. No, I don't believe in him. What gives me the right to believe in him? He hasn't done anything. You know, you have to earn your right on the football field."
Following Tom Brady's departure, Stidham enters the 2020 season as the Patriots' presumptive starter. And even though he only threw four passes in regular-season action during his rookie season, he was impressive in the 2019 preseason, completing 67.8 percent of his passes with four touchdowns, one interception and a 102.6 QB rating in four games.
Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham gets rave reviews from former Auburn teammate originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston