MOBILE, AL (WBRC) - He may not have ended his career at Auburn the way he wanted to, but Jarrett Stidham believes his adversity separates himself in the pool of quarterbacks trying to make it to the NFL.
"When you look at drafting your quarterback, you want a guy to lead your organization for however many years it may be. He has to have a little bit of grit to him and has to be able to weather the storm a little bit and I've done that," Stidham said Tuesday at Senior Bowl media day.
Stidham is one of eight quarterbacks playing in the Senior Bowl this week. How does he want to impress the scouts?
“I think physically just making all the throws. With the 49er’s offense, they have a lot of different throws and I’m just excited to go out there and do it,” said Stidham.
Stidham has already met with a few NFL scouts. Their biggest question mark is why his numbers dropped from the 2017 to 2018 season.
"There's a lot of things I wish I could take back whether if it's throws, decisions I should of or shouldn't have been made. If Coach Malzahn, myself and Coach Lindsey could go back and redo everything over again, I think we would play a lot like we did in the bowl game," Stidham added.
Stidham believes playing in the SEC has helped prepare him for this moment, and he's thankful for his time at Auburn.
The 70th Reese’s Senior Bowl is Saturday in Mobile.