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Jarrett Stidham Visits The Carolina Panthers

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The Carolina Panthers are apparently taking a hard look at former Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

According to Tom Pelissero, the Panthers visited with the dual-threat quarterback Wednesday. The meeting follows previous visits with the Redskins and Giants for the college football star.

Stidham could be the perfect guy to backup Cam Newton. They have a similar skill set, he has a nice arm and he can extend plays with his feet. (RELATED: Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Has Shoulder Surgery)

If the Panthers need a solid insurance policy, he could be just the man to get the job done. He was a stud when he was playing at his best with the Tigers.

The man is not somebody college defenses enjoyed playing against. That’s for sure. There’s not a defense out there that hoped to see Stidham trot out on the field.

 

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Auburn didn’t really compete for much when they had Stidham under center, but there’s no question about whether or not he’s a gamer.

He beyond a doubt is, and I have no doubt that he’ll have a nice career in the NFL. Not sure if he’ll ever entrench himself as a starter, but he’ll hang around for sure.