The New England Patriots’ decision to part ways with Bill Belichick has led to a significant reorganization, opening up new leadership roles across various aspects of the team.

This change goes beyond the head coaching position. Jerod Mayo has stepped into Belichick’s shoes and revamped the coordinator positions, introducing new faces to oversee the offense, defense, and special teams—namely, Alex Van Pelt, DeMarcus Covington, and Jeremy Springer, respectively. While this represents a complete overhaul, some familiar figures remain in the front office.

It is now confirmed that Matt Groh, the director of player personnel, and Eliot Wolf, the director of scouting, will continue in their current roles through the 2024 NFL Draft. Groh was actively involved in events like the Senior Bowl, alongside college scouting director Camren Williams, while Wolf is back in Foxboro, Massachusetts, supporting Mayo in assembling the coaching staff.

This organizational structure becomes evident when examining the Patriots’ recent additions. For instance, the hiring of Van Pelt as offensive coordinator, with his previous experience and connections to Wolf from their time with the Green Bay Packers, reflects a strategic move to solidify the top tier of New England’s coaching staff.

The potential addition of Ben McAdoo, reportedly in talks for an assistant head coaching role, further reinforces the interconnected relationships within the staff. McAdoo’s prior collaboration with Van Pelt and Eliot during their time with the Packers in 2012 and 2013 suggests a cohesive unit forming within the Patriots.

The emerging picture suggests that Wolf will be overseeing the NFL operation for New England, while Groh will lead the draft process. This dynamic positions Wolf favorably for a potential promotion, as a successful offseason in building the coaching staff around Mayo could be pivotal in the eyes of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

While the roles of Wolf and Groh were never in question, it now appears that the former will have the final say in the team’s decision-making moving forward.

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