While many have pointed to Jarrett Stidham's career in the Auburn offense as the reason the quarterback slid in NFL Draft to the Patriots last year, his college coach Gus Malzahn identified a few key moments that allows for some optimism regarding the QB.
"Jarrett is very steady," said Malzahn on the Zach Gelb Show. "The thing about it is with us he had the ability to play his best games when the stakes were the highest. In 2017 we played Georgia and they were No. 1 and he played his best game. Two weeks later we played Alabama and they were No. 1 he played his best game, led us to the SEC championship. He’s a very solid person, kind of a gym rat. He understands the game of football, really from a coach’s standpoint. The system that they run fits him really well and I expect him to be very successful."