Star College QB Is Reportedly Leaving For The NFL
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top quarterbacks in college football has reportedly decided to leave school early for the NFL.Auburn star quarterback Jarrett Stidham has reportedly decided to leave the Tigers for the 2019 NFL Draft.It’s unclear at this point if Stidham will play in Auburn’s bowl game.AL.com’s Matt Zenitz broke the news.“Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham plans to turn pro, according to sources. That’s been the expectation for a while. Unclear at this point whether he’ll play in the bowl game, per sources, but at least some inside the building do currently expect him to play,” he reports.Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham plans to turn pro, according to sources. That’s been the expectation for a while.Unclear at this point whether he’ll play in the bowl game, per sources, but at least some inside the building do currently expect him to play.https://t.co/mYPBBNtZ42— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 4, 2018From AL.com:It’s unclear whether Stidham will play in the Music City Bowl, according to sources, though at least some inside the Auburn building do currently expect him to play.While Stidham’s stock is down significantly from where it was entering the season, when had a first-round grade from at least one of the NFL’s scouting services, it’s still possible he could be selected during the first few rounds of the NFL draft.Stidham is a redshirt junior with one season of eligibility remaining. The 2019 NFL Draft quarterback class isn’t believed to be very strong, so it makes sense for him to leave early.Stay tuned for an official announcement.