Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Patriots clearest sign of new QB in 2024

Patriots director of scouting Eliot Wolf has given the clearest indication yet that they will be taking a QB in the 2024 NFL draft.

“I think it’s a really good year for quarterbacks. Like any position, we’re going to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses to determine who fits for us,” Wolf said. “One thing about the quarterbacks in this draft, specifically, that I’m excited about is they all look like they’re really tough guys. Which is obviously great at any position, but the quarterback position especially.”

“I think when you look throughout the league, most of the quarterbacks are first-rounders. There’s exceptions — like Dak PrescottBrock Purdy, Tom Brady — but I think the understanding of how important that position is, and to have somebody there that can help you win games and get over the hump, has changed leaguewide.”

You may be asking what does the Patriots director of scouting know, well apparently a lot, “At the end of the day, somebody has to make that pick, and that will be myself,” Wolf said.

Patriots need a better QB than Mac Jones

And what would the Patriots be looking for from any prospective QB?

“First of all, someone that can elevate his teammates. Someone that your teammates want to play for. I think that’s an extremely underrated thing that people don’t really talk about that much. Leadership is important. And obviously physical talent; we wouldn’t be talking about these guys if they weren’t physically talented.”

Also at the combine, Patriots new head coach Jarod Mayo spoke of the changes he is making around the team, “It’s going to be different, but at the same time I would say Bill Belichick did a great job for a long period of time,” Mayo said. “I don’t want you [in the media] to take this as ‘because we’re changing, there are shots toward the previous regime.’

“In saying that, we will do it differently and it will feel different. But at the end of the day, we would like to replicate the success that the prior regime has had. I learned a lot from Bill and also his staff. Now we’ll see what this chapter looks like in the franchise.”

Wolf continued, “This is a new program, and we’re headed in the right direction. It’s a new era. We have leadership with Jerod Mayo that is going to be tremendous. He’s just an unbelievable leader and developer of people. And I think that as we move forward with a new offense and defense, it’s going to be pretty special and exciting here.”

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