The fact that Stidham is still on the team gives me some hope that he has potential. Not as much as Brady of course.Exactly Brady came in for Drew, Stidham didn't come in for Cam. Hence clearly Bill preferred Hoyer over stidham. When Bledsoe was hurt he preffered Brady. So Bill trusted brady in that situation and didn't trust Stidham.
We'll never know for sure if Brady was going to take the job away from Drew in 2001. It took an injury for Brady to get the job.