Bill Belichick leaves door open for Jarrett Stidham to possibly see extended reps last 2 weeks


Over the course of the season, Bill Belichick has been very definitive when asked about the quarterback position and if he plans on sticking with Cam Newton.

Now that the Patriots have been eliminated from postseason contention with two games to play, he wasn't as definitive when asked about it on a conference call Monday morning.

"Really the same question you just asked. We'll see," he said when asked directly if Jarrett Stidham could get an extended look the last two games.

The earlier question was if the team could use the last two games to get some younger players more looks to gain experience for next year.

"We'll evaluate what the opportunities are," Belichick said. "We're still going to prepare and play as well as we can on Monday night. We'll see how that all shakes out. It could be a possibility in certain situations."

Later on, Belichick was asked at what point in the week would the team need to make a call at the position and the coach gave an answer that could be taken a number of different ways.

"We haven't set any timeframe on that," he said. "I don't really see it going that way. We'll go through our normal weekly process and make the decision that we feel is best for the game in everything."

As always, Belichick is keeping everyone guessing, which is the way he seems to like it.