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Drake Maye To Be Held Back Until He’s Ready – Wolf

Rookie quarterback Drake Maye still has a ‘long way to go’ before he can start for the New England Patriots. 

That’s according to head coach Jerod Mayo and newly named executive vice president of player personnel, Eliot Wolf.

While Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels are ready to start right away, Drake Maye is still raw. According to Wolf, the Patriots are happy to back Jacoby Brissett until Drake Maye is ready.


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“I think those will be some important conversations for us to have,” Wolf said. 

“Right now, it’s Jacoby Brissett. He’s taking the first reps, and we’re excited about what he’s shown not only off the field but on the field with his throwing ability. Drake Maye, let’s be honest, we’ve had him for three weeks now. There’s a long way to go to for all of our rookies and all of our players as we adapt to this new scheme that coach (Alex) Van Pelt is implementing offensively.

“So we’ll have those conversations as they arise. I’m sure it’s gonna be a collaborative approach as it’s been so far with really all the big decisions that we’ve made. All four of the quarterbacks that we have on the roster right now are working hard and ready to go.”


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“I think every person and player is different, so I think you have to be true to what you’re seeing and listen to the coaches and really understand who’s ready, who’s not ready. Again, like I said, in this particular situation Drake’s been with us for about three weeks. So we’ll kind of see how it goes here. Maybe he’ll be ready, maybe he won’t.”

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