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The New England Patriots seemingly have a real chance to select their quarterback of the future next week in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. But according to Patriots director of scouting Eliot Wolf, the team could have other ideas with their No. 3 overall pick.

The Patriots have very rarely found themselves in this kind of position in the past. In fact, the last time that the team made a pick in the top-1o of the draft came all the way back in 2008, when they selected former linebacker and current head coach Jerod Mayo.

New England has always been known to look to trade down in the draft if possible to increase the overall draft capital that they end up having. And it sounds like this year is no different for them.

According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Wolf stated that the Patriots are “open for business” to teams potentially looking to trade up for their No. 3 overall pick.

In an explanation of this possibility, Wolf said that the Patriots have “some holes we feel we need to fill” in this year’s draft.

“We have some holes we feel like we need to fill in the draft,” said Wolf. “We’re a draft-and-develop team; the more picks we have, the better.”

As previously stated, the Patriots have a long track record of trading back in the draft when possible. So it certainly seems like Wolf is being genuine with his comments here.

That being said, many fans are a bit surprised considering the team seemingly had a pretty significant need at the quarterback position heading into the 2024 offseason.


The Patriots will of course need to get an offer that they feel is worthy of trading down for. But based on these comments, don’t be surprised to see them trade out of the pick to a team in need of a quarterback of the future. QB what are you thinking?


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.