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Trent Baalke is a general manager again [report]

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He’s back folks. Trent Baalke, the former general manager for the San Francisco 49ers during much of the Harbaugh-era glory, from 2011-16, is (almost) back with a permanent general manager job. Baalke served as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ interim GM last season after the team fired David Caldwell.

Now, the Jaguars are expected to give him the keys to the franchise at a crucial point. It’s Baalke and Urban Meyer in Jacksonville, set to almost assuredly pick Trevor Lawrence and shape that team’s trajectory for at least the next half decade. Just as we all expected.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the deal is not yet official, but it will be shortly.

Baalke left behind him a complicated legacy in which many of his draft choices were initial failures turned successes like Jimmie Ward, Jaquiski Tartt and Arik Armstead, or just flat-out failures. His proclivity for drafting players with ACL issues is the stuff of legend.


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