Prescott, who earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors after being thrust into the starter’s role, drew comparisons to one of the all-time greats by none other than Hall of Fame linebacker Charles Haley.
“You know what? Dak reminds me of Joe (Montana),” Haley said to Newy Scruggs of NBC 5. “He’s funny. He’s charismatic. They had something to prove. They had a chip on their shoulder. That meant the more I’m around him, he has so much confidence …
“He came from nothing, like me. So guess what? What can you do? How can you hurt someone that came from nothing, that had to pull himself up from the bootstraps and walk out on the stage wearing that star on his head and go? What can you say? What can you do?”
Haley – who won five Super Bowls during his career with the Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers – played with Montana from 1986-91 and is as good as an authority there is on the legendary quarterback.
There’s still a long way to go in Prescott’s career, but perhaps he’ll join Haley and Montana in Canton if he continues to develop like he did during his rookie campaign.
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