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Drake Maye seems to like the idea of becoming the Patriots next quarterback

The hottest topic regarding the Patriots right now is which quarterback they will take with the third overall pick in the upcoming draft. Because most believe it's either that or the draft is already a disaster, it continues to dominate news coverage and fan conversations.

It has picked up over this past week, as the NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis this weekend. All eyes will be on the Patriots and the players they should be in play for: Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, and Caleb Williams.

The quarterbacks are set to speak with the media over the weekend, but Patriots fans got an early treat from Maye, who was on Adam Schefter's podcast a few days ago and was asked directly about the team selecting him with their pick.

Despite the vitriol being spewed due to New England's lack of success, Maye still views the team in high regard, especially since the GOAT played there for most of his career, and he would love to play for one of the best sports cities in the country.

"New England, I mean, it's hard not to talk about the dynasty, you know, you think of the GOAT. That’s what you think of when you think of New England, you think of the GOAT, Tom Brady.

So, just a place that’s had a lot of success and had some years lately that they haven't been as successful and looking to get back on track and I know that's, you know, right there near Boston. These are three great sports towns you’re talking about now. So, all great places to play and I think a great spot to be a franchise quarterback at, and that’s what I’m working towards.”

Even if this is probably a standard answer no matter what team he is asked about, it's good to hear that players still respect what New England has accomplished over the last two decades, even if most other NFL fans and media want to forget about it already.