Stidham was a highly regarded draft prospect coming into the 2018 season, but a down year in which he completed 60.1 percent of his passes for 2,421 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions reportedly hurt his stock.The redshirt junior’s numbers went down across the board as he posted lower numbers in completion percentage, passing yards, touchdown passes, quarterback rating and rushing yards. Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham will forgo his senior season to turn pro, the Tigers signal-caller announced Tuesday.”Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for the opportunity to play college football at Auburn University,” Stidham wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to all of my family, friends, coaches, and support staff for always believing in me. Thank you to my teammates who I have grown so close to and have made countless memories with. I will cherish the relationships with you guys forever. Cowboys’ Jerry Jones likes him some Kliff Kingsbury “Also, a special thank you to the Auburn family. You are the best fans in the country. With that being said, I have decided to enter the 2019 NFL draft. I love Auburn and am a proud alumni. War Eagle, forever.”It is unclear whether Stidham plans to play in the Music City Bowl. Related News He was a highly recruited quarterback coming out of high school, but took a circuitous route to entering the NFL draft.Stidham committed to Texas Tech out of Stephenville, Texas, as a high school junior, but decommitted and went to Baylor for his freshman year.He then left Baylor and eventually transferred to Auburn where he took over as the team’s quarterback as a redshirt sophomore and led the Tigers to the SEC championship game and a Sugar Bowl berth in 2017.