“He Has A Lot To Work On” – The New England Patriots Could Already Regret Drafting Drake Maye With The Third Overall Pick

Drake Maye

Buyer’s remorse already, New England?

Back on April 25th, the New England Patriots “got their guy” when they drafted Drake Maye with the third overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft… or so they thought. Now, just short of three weeks removed from the draft, there are reports that the Patriots might not be feeling all that great about their draft pick.

Maye, who played three years at North Carolina and appeared in a total of 26 games, had respectable stats as a Tarheel. The 6’5″, 220 pound QB threw for over 8,000 yards and 63 touchdowns playing against ACC opponents, and those numbers are nothing to sneeze at.

But they might be worth a sniffle, if you catch my drift, because the Patriots feel as though Drake has a lot of work to do before he can step into the role of franchise quarterback. You know, the guy they picked third overall… they aren’t sure if he can go right away.

And those concerns are straight from the head coach’s mouth:

“Early impressions of Drake? He has a lot to work on, but I have no doubt that he’ll put the time in. He was here all night trying to get on the same page as everyone else.”


Those words don’t exactly stoke confidence into your rookie quarterback. But maybe the new Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo is one of those hard nosed types that wants to light a fire underneath his new guy. You heard him say that Maye was there “all night” trying to get on the same page with everyone else, so maybe it’s already working.

Or maybe the Patriots are in the early stages of once again swinging and missing to get a replacement for the longtime New England savior Tom Brady. The Mac Jones experiment probably went on a little too long, and I’ve got a feeling that the Patriots organization and fan base will want to see their third overall pick pan out sooner rather than later.

However, as some talking heads discussed on The Carton Show, the Drake Maye project might be imploding before it even had a chance to take off in the first place:

“Basically what you are saying is that, ‘We might have drafted the wrong guy.'”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock