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Patriots Insider Thinks Team Will Release Veteran QB After Latest Pick

Jarrett Stidham of the New England Patriots runs with the ball.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 29: Jarrett Stidham #4 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during a preseason game against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

During the fourth round of the NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe with the 137th pick.

Zappe finished his college career on a high note, throwing for 5,967 yards and 62 touchdowns. While it's unlikely he'll replace Mac Jones as the starter in New England, he could potentially knock one quarterback off the depth chart.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe believes Jarrett Stidham's days with the Patriots are numbered.

"Patriots draft a QB at the end of the 4th round," Volin tweeted. "So long, Jarrett Stidham."

Stidham, a former fourth-round pick out of Auburn, is currently third on the depth chart for the Patriots.

Since entering the NFL in 2019, Stidham has 270 passing yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Patriots might not make a decision on Stidham this early in the offseason, but there's no question that his long-term status with the team is up in the air.