49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick "absolutely" will be back with the team in 2016. His head coach, Chip Kelly, echoed that exact sentiment Thursday.
Baalke, however, added that he will "kick tires" on another available quarterbacks, looking to add competition.
The 49ers starting doing that this week at the NFL Combine by meeting with Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, according to NFL.com.
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Prescott, 6-2, 226 pounds, was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection, throwing for 9,376 yards and 70 touchdowns to 23 interceptions over four seasons with the Bulldogs.
Prescott also met with the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Miss.St. QB Dak Prescott said his initial informal interviews at combine included #Ravens, #Raiders, #Jaguars, #49ers, several others.— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) February 25, 2016