Report: Patriots rejected Giants, Vikings trade offers for No. 3

New England Patriots kept the No. 3 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and selected North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye. But at least two teams made serious offers for the Patriots' pick.

Two NFC clubs called the Patriots and made offers, but New England didn't transfer the No. 3 pick, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.

"The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants did make offers to the New England Patriots for the No. 3 pick to take Drake Maye," Breer said. "Earlier this week, Minnesota offered its Nos.

11 and 23 picks and 2025 first-rounder, with pick swaps favoring the Vikings, and New England was on the clock. However, the Giants included their 2025 first-round selection in their No. 6 to No. 3 offer.

Nothing changed the Patriots' mind. Having Kevin O'Connell and Brian Daboll as head coaches only encouraged New England to stay." The Patriots should keep the pick and take Maye if they think he can be a franchise quarterback.

The Patriots need a top 10 or top 15 quarterback to compete in the AFC, which is filled with them. Maye has all the physical traits of a great pro quarterback. The Patriots must now nurture Maye and surround him with offensive talent. It would be wise to address wide receiver and offensive tackle needs on Day 2 of the draft.

The Vikings picked a quarterback in Round 1 despite not moving up to No. 3. They moved up from No. 11 to No. 10 with the Jets for Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy. At No. 6, the Giants selected LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers. New York has five additional 2024 draft picks, including No. 47 overall from the Seahawks in the second round.

The Patriots' choice to reject Giants and Vikings trade proposals may not be known for years. It's hard to begrudge the Patriots for taking a chance on Maye right now. His potential is huge.