The Las Vegas Raiders are adding more quarterback depth before training camp. On Thursday, the Raiders acquired Jarett Stidham in a trade with the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports.
The Patriots will receive a sixth-round draft pick in exchange for Stidham and a seventh-round pick, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports.
The deal reunites Stidham with new Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, who served as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator for a decade.
Stidham is expected to compete with Nick Mullens and Garrett Gilbert to as the Raiders’ primary backup quarterback. Starter Derek Carr signed a three-year, $121.5 million extension with Las Vegas this offseason.
Heard Jarrett Stidham is on his way to Vegas via trade
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Brian Hoyer is second on the Patriots’ quarterback depth chart behind Mac Jones. The Patriots selected quarterback Bailey Zappe from Western Kentucky in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
It was once thought that Stidham might replace Tom Brady as the Patriots’ starting quarterback. In Brady’s final season with New England before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Patriots selected Stidham in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. Cam Newton beat out Stidham to be the Patriots’ starter in 2020, and New England used its first-round pick in 2021 on Jones.
Stidham has never started an NFL game. The 25-year-old has completed 24 of 48 career attempts for 256 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Stidham has one year and $965,000 left on his contract.