REPORT: Chip Kelly Wanted To Draft Dak Prescott, 49ers GM Trent Baalke Said No


The 49ers’ season is over and they’re still taking loses. San Francisco may be home to the most dysfunctional front office in the NFL.

According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network says that recently fired head coach Chip Kelly wanted to take Dak Prescott in last year’s draft, but also recently fired General Manager Trent Baalke, who had final say in the team’s draft room, refused.

Now, it’s tough to refute that a large amount of Dak Prescott’s success his rookie season stems form the best offensive line in football protecting him along with Ezekiel Elliott in his backfield, yet Prescott has be far and away the most impressive rookie quarterback the league has seen in some time.


Meanwhile in San Francisco, the 49ers were only able to muster two wins through 14 games from their quarterback combination of Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick.

There’s no way to know what Prescott’s rookie season would have looked like as a 49er, but surely he would have seen playing time, perhaps keeping the jobs of Kelly and Baalke.