Pats Stay In-House With Latest Move For the GM Role

The New England Patriots have decided to stay within the building with the latest move in the front office.
Feb 8, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Robert Kraft on the red carpet before the NFL Honors show at
Feb 8, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Robert Kraft on the red carpet before the NFL Honors show at / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's been a hectic couple of months for the New England Patriots. It started by firing Bill Belichick and replacing him with Jerod Mayo. They then had Eliot Wolf running the show on the personnel side, acting as the 'de facto general manager'.

Although they replaced the head coach, New England didn't officially have someone in charge of the entire football operation but that changed on May 11.

Pats News: Eliot Wolf Named Executive Vice President of Player Personnel

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Pats officially named Eliot Wolf as the executive vice president of player personnel.

Even though, he doesn't have the official title of 'general manager' his role reflects everything that a general manager does.

Wolf now has control of the salary cap, the 53-man roster, and the overall outlook of the personnel department.

Those are all the things that he's been doing over the past couple of months anyway.

In a statement posted on the team's website, Wolf is thrilled to be getting this role with the organization.

He said, "It is an honor to accept this position with the New England Patriots. I am grateful to the Kraft family for this opportunity and want to thank my family, especially my wife, and children, for the support and strength they have given me as I move forward in my new role. I also want to thank all of the people I have worked with and learned from over the years."

Wolf has been in the NFL since 2008, serving different roles on the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns before coming to New England in 2020.

The 42-year-old is the son of former Green Bay general manager and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Ron Wolf.

It's now officially a new era in Foxborough with Mayo and Wolf in charge, with rookie quarterback Drake Maye in the fold.

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