UNC QB Drake Maye reportedly secures private meeting with Commander’s Dan Quinn, Adam Peters, Kliff Kingsbury

UNC quarterback Drake Maye has left an undeniable mark on the Tar Heels football program with his remarkable combination of size, speed, and arm strength. As he prepares to enter the NFL draft, he has garnered attention from numerous NFL teams due to his impressive performances at UNC.

Amid the buzz surrounding Maye’s potential NFL career, the Washington Commanders are actively seeking a shift in culture under the leadership of new owner Josh Harris. With their sights set on Maye, the Commanders are reportedly arranging a private meeting with him.

Commanders to meet with QB Drake Maye prior to NFL Pro Day

Drake Maye is set to showcase his skills at the university’s Pro Day on Thursday, drawing the attention of numerous NFL teams. Following his performance at LSU’s Pro Day, several teams, including the Commanders, are expected to travel to North Carolina to observe Maye in action.

According to Albert Breer, the Commanders’ top brass, including head coach Dan Quinn, general manager Adam Peters, and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, will meet with the North Carolina quarterback ahead of his throwing session.

The Commanders have been actively scouting quarterback prospects, with recent visits to LSU’s Jayden Daniels and USC’s Caleb Williams’ pro day workouts. Maye is highly regarded by the B/R NFL Scouting Department, holding a prominent position on the 2024 draft big board while ranking third overall.

With the Commanders holding the second overall pick in the draft, they have a significant decision to make regarding their future quarterback. Following Caleb Williams’ expected selection by the Bears as the first overall pick, the Commanders have the opportunity to choose from the remaining top prospects.

The Commanders are now a great favorite to add the North Carolina star. Meanwhile, he was recently spotted with former Commander QB Sam Howell, whom the team traded to the Seattle Seahawks. 

Drake Maye’s performances in LSU

Drake Maye has left an indelible mark on the Tar Heels football program during his two-year tenure as the team’s starter. During his time as the starter, Maye accumulated 7,929 passing yards, 62 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. 

In the 2023 season alone, he exhibited his leadership and skill on the field, completing 63.3% of his passes for 3,608 yards, 24 touchdowns, and nine interceptions, as per ESPN. His standout performance earned him second-team All-ACC honors, despite the Tar Heels’ unranked finish in the regular season.

Maye’s numbers slightly declined from his remarkable 2022 season, in which he guided UNC to the ACC championship game with a notable 9-1 start, propelling the team to a No. 13 ranking at its peak. He boasted a 66.2% passing percentage, 4,321 yards, 38 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 2022.

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