June 16, 2024

Jarrett Stidham has bounced round since he was chosen within the fourth spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft. However on Sunday, the veteran received his first alternative to start out for the Denver Broncos.

Stidham was named the starter for Week 17 after Tremendous Bowl winner Russell Wilson was abruptly benched, partly as a result of an obvious harm assured in his contract. Stidham had considerably of an uneven efficiency this previous Sunday, however he did sufficient to assist carry the Broncos to a 16-9 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Broncos win marked Stidham’s first win of his NFL profession as a starter. The victory additionally sparked a response from one in every of Stidham’s largest supporters, his spouse Kennedy.

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Jarrett Stidham #4 of the Denver Broncos walks on the sphere earlier than a recreation in opposition to the New England Patriots at Empower Area at Mile Excessive on December 24, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Pictures)

“Final dwelling recreation, first begin within the orange & blue, first profession win!!” Kennedy wrote over a photograph that was placed on show on the large display at Empower Area, which learn: “WIN.”

Kennedy is a former Baylor College soccer participant, the college the place Stidham’s school soccer profession started. The quarterback ultimately transferred to Auburn.

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She additionally posted a collection of celebratory posts to her Instagram story, together with a video of what gave the impression to be a postgame toast.

A sperate picture confirmed Stidham and Kennedy strolling out of the Broncos dwelling stadium with their one-year-old daughter Lennon. “Now time to rejoice,” the caption learn.

Jarrett Stidham warms up

Nov 13, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham (4) warms up earlier than a recreation in opposition to the Buffalo Payments at Highmark Stadium. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports activities)

One other video confirmed Stidham elevating a glass throughout a dinner with a bunch of pals. “Cheers to many issues!!! however most of all this group fam,” Kennedy wrote over the video.

Stidham and Kennedy have been married since 2019.

Russell Wilson and Jarrett Stidham warm up before a game

Russell Wilson #3 and Jarrett Stidham #4 of the Denver Broncos heat up earlier than a recreation in opposition to the New England Patriots at Empower Area at Mile Excessive on December 24, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.  (Dustin Bradford/Getty Pictures)

The 27-year-old sign caller accomplished 20 of his 32 cross makes an attempt for 224 yards, with one landing. First-year Broncos coach Sean Payton praised Stidham for his capacity to stay calm below stress.

“(Stidham) was collected, calm,” Payton mentioned after the sport. “He was environment friendly out and in of the huddle.”

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Auburn’s blowout win over Purdue within the 2018 Music Metropolis Bowl beforehand marked Stidham’s most up-to-date victory as a beginning quarterback.

The Broncos will shut out the season once they journey to Las Vegas this weekend for a matchup with the Raiders.

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