A new chapter is about to unfold for the New England Patriots. With quarterback Tom Brady departing the squad for Tampa Bay, a lot of adjustments are needed for the Patriots to get back to championship form. Luckily, they have a project in budding quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

Kliff Kingsbury, head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, sheds some light on the Patriots quarterback situation. The Texas-native joined the Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Podcast to share some personal insight on the sophomore quarterback, via WEEI.com.

“It is going to be hard to replace the greatest of all-time, but Josh (McDaniels) and those guys up there do a phenomenal job of developing QBs and if they feel confident in him, I feel confident in what they have going on. I am excited to watch him play.”

Kingsbury has been keeping a watchful eye on Stidham for quite some time now. In his time as head coach of the Texas Tech University,  he recruited the Patriots quarterback as a high school prospect while he was still playing in Stephenville High School in San Antonio, Texas. Stidham originally committed to Texas Tech before eventually joining Baylor University. He added:

“Tremendous skill set, great young man. I am really fired up for him to get his opportunity.”

Stidham seems to be poised to lead the pack as the Patriots' starting quarterback this coming season. Whether he's up for the challenge or not, we'll just have to wait and see. If the season pushes through as scheduled, the Patriots will host Kingsbury's Cardinals in late November.