Eliot Wolf provides a candid assessment of Drake Maye’s chances of starting in the Patriots’ opener.

According to Eliot Wolf, it seems unlikely that Drake Maye will become the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots anytime soon, despite signing his rookie contract on Tuesday.

As the newly appointed executive vice president of player personnel for the Patriots, Wolf stated that Drake Maye isn’t currently the top quarterback for New England. He emphasized Maye’s talent as a rookie but noted that he is still in the process of familiarizing himself with the team’s offensive system.

I think those will be some important conversations for us to have,” Wolf said when asked how they’ll decide if Maye is ready to be a starting quarterback on the “Up & Adams” show. “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.”

Wolf’s remarks on Tuesday align with the events in Foxborough since the Patriots drafted Maye with the third overall pick in April. Despite the team initially stating there would be a quarterback competition, head coach Jerod Mayo indicated earlier in May that Maye still has plenty to improve upon. However, Mayo expressed confidence that Maye will navigate through the developmental phase effectively.

In the one organized team activities (OTAs) practice open to the media, Brissett appeared to be receiving first-team reps. He received the majority of the snaps with players who will likely be on the top unit.

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