AVP calls Brissett the starter but Maye is closing on him

June 4, 2024

New Patriots offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt met with the media on Tuesday morning prior to the Patriots final OTA practice. Van Pelt answered several questions including ones on the quarterback competition. Van Pelt made it clear. Veteran Jacoby Brissett is the team’s starter.  For now. “Jacoby, again, is our starter. He’s playing excellent football for us in the spring. And Drake is coming on. Until that changes, we’re going…


Maye Day! Patriots sign Drake Maye

May 29, 2024

The Patriots have signed first round pick Drake Maye. The team announced the signing yesterday afternoon. Maye signed a fully guaranteed four-year, $36.63 million deal that includes a $23.46 million signing bonus according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Getting Maye signed earlier than later is important for several reasons. For one, he can now focus on learning the offense and playing football. Typically most top ten picks get their deals done…


Voluntary Patriots OTA preview

May 20, 2024

The Patriots kickoff voluntary OTA’s today in Foxboro. Head Coach Jerod Mayo is scheduled to meet with the media at 11:30 am. After he meets with the media, the team will practice for two hours and then six players will meet be made available to the media at 2:00 pm. The NFL allows teams to have team activities in three phases during the offseason. Today’s practice will be the first…


Don’t read too much into what Mayo said about Drake Maye. It’s early

May 13, 2024

The reaction to Patriots coach Jerod Mayo’s comments regarding Drake Maye have been the talk of this past weekend’s rookie mini-camp.  Mayo met with the media prior to Saturday’s practice and he was asked about his early impressions regarding Drake Maye.  “Early impressions of Drake? Look, he has a lot to work on. A lot to work on. But I have no doubt that he will put the time in….


Patriots not set on redshirting Drake Maye

May 3, 2024

According to NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe, the Patriots do not plan on “redshirting” rookie quarterback Drake Maye.  Wolfe recently spoke with Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo who told him that while Jacoby Brissett has a leg up on the other quarterbacks because he played under Alex Van Pelt in 2022 in Cleveland, it will still be a competition. The best players will compete to play. Maye will not be “held…


Patriots willing to take their time developing Maye

April 26, 2024

Both Eliot Wolf and Jerod Mayo made it clear last night that there is no timetable for when newly drafted Drake Maye will be the team’s starting quarterback. Listening to the two, it sounds like there is no expectation of Maye playing early. When Mayo was asked when Maye might be ready to start, Mayo actually referenced former coach Bill Belichick when talking about the process of developing players.  “I…


Patriots Draft Need #1: Quarterbacks

April 25, 2024

The Patriots thought they had their quarterback of the future in Mac Jones after taking him 15th overall in 2021 but after two years of regression, they moved on from him this off-season, trading him to the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Now comes a new opportunity to truly find Tom Brady’s heir apparent and the next great quarterback in franchise history.  It is a good year to be picking at the top…


Jon Lyons Mock Patriots Draft

April 23, 2024

It’s finally here. The NFL Draft is upon us, and the Patriots are facing their most consequential draft in the past 30-years. Bill Belichick is gone, there is a hole at quarterback and the future of the entire offense is uncertain. With those things in mind, I took a quarterback of the future, several offensive pieces and injected additional youth into an already good defense. Round 1, Pick 3: Drake…


Ceiling/Floor Comps for the top six quarterbacks in the 2024 class

April 23, 2024

The 2024 quarterback is one of the most highly scrutinized classes in years. After a recent string of classes that have either underachieved or flopped, hopes are high for this group.  Now I’m not one for comps but I do think this class reminds me a lot of the 2004 class which featured Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and J.P Losman. Three of the four quarterbacks in that draft…


What I am hearing about Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels and J.J McCarthy

April 10, 2024

The NFL Draft is just about two weeks away. The Patriots have the third overall pick and the belief is that they will use that pick on a quarterback. I have spoken to several people around the college game and the NFL in recent weeks just to get a sense on where they stand on Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye and J.J McCarthy. Here are some of the notable quotes on……