Cam Newton on GHS: Jarrett Stidham's development has caught my attention


There are a lot of unknowns with second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham, as he hasn't seen much playing time in his NFL career, especially with there being no preseason this year.

Stidham was able to get into Sunday's game against the Chargers and was able to connect with Gunner Olszewski for a 38-yard touchdown.

Appearing on The Greg Hill Show Tuesday morning, Cam Newton noted how that play caught his attention and spoke to the quarterback's development.

“I am so proud of Stid," Newton said. "We had a chat yesterday in the QB room and honestly, his growth and his development is something that really caught my attention because I have known him enough to know I don’t know if he makes that throw or be able to stand in that pocket, a murky pocket, for what it was and fire an absolute strike to Gun Show [Gunner Olszewski].

"After his first play in, he got hit and was down on the ground and for him to bounce back from that, it just speaks volumes of his growth and I am always a proponent of winning football and just to see him grow is something that I am extremely pleased about.”

It remains unclear at this point what Stidham's future is in the NFL, especially given he hasn't played in a game where he went through the entire week knowing he would be the starter.

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