Raiders Rumors: Jarrett Stidham Return Interests LV, Could Pair with Rookie QB

Francisco RosaMarch 5, 2023

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 07: Jarrett Stidham #3 of the Las Vegas Raiders wears a shirt in honor of Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills during warmups prior to playing the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on January 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
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The Las Vegas Raiders have interest in bringing back quarterback Jarrett Stidham next season, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Stidham started the final two games for the Raiders in 2022 and played well in that stretch despite going 0-2.

Fowler reported that Vegas hasn't ruled out bringing back Stidham and also taking a quarterback in the first round of the upcoming NFL draft. The Raiders currently have the No. 7 pick.

Stidham, 26, has been a backup for the majority of his career since being drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round in 2019.

Last season was his first in Vegas after being traded from the Patriots during the 2022 offseason.

He took over the starting job for the Raiders after veteran Derek Carr was benched for the final two games. In those two games he threw for 584 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Stidham gave a talented San Francisco 49ers defense a tough time as he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns before ultimately losing the game in overtime.

It'll be interesting to see how the Raiders choose to proceed with their quarterback situation next season. The organization decided to release Carr—who had been with them for nine seasons—on Feb. 14.

The only quarterbacks on the depth chart are Stidham and undrafted rookie Chase Garbers.