New England Patriots quarterback Drake Maye performs drills during an...

New England Patriots quarterback Drake Maye performs drills during an NFL football practice, Monday, May 20, 2024, in Foxborough, Mass. Credit: AP/Steven Senne

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots signed quarterback Drake Maye to a contract on Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Maye, 21, was the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback threw for 3,608 yards and 24 touchdowns last year at North Carolina. He will compete for playing time with Jacoby Brissett. The Patriots also have Bailey Zappe and sixth-round draft pick Joe Milton III on the roster.

Since Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay as a free agent in 2020, the Patriots have tried to replace him with Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham, Mac Jones and Zappe. They are 29-39 with one playoff appearance, going 4-13 last season and finishing last in the AFC East.

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