Niners, Jets Among Those Intending To Make Run At Deshaun Watson

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Not surprisingly, there are no shortage of suitors for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson since Watson reportedly wants out of Houston and is immensely talented.

And according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers are among three opposing teams that have a high interest in him.

“I can tell you, the 49ers, the Panthers [are] among the teams very interested in Deshaun Watson, as are the Jets,” La Canfora said on the Super Bowl LV pregame show Sunday.

Then again, it appears the Niners will take just about anyone to play quarterback. La Canfora followed up previous reports that San Francisco is also interested in Jets third-year man Sam Darnold.

“Sources tell me 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan (is) very high on Sam Darnold,” La Canfora said. “If that’s a match, follow me here, the 49ers would be trading Jimmy Garoppolo, and sources tell me Bill Belichick would love to have a Jimmy G reunion in New England.”

Round and round the QB rumor mill goes. And it all begins with Watson — though the Texans still insist he’s not going anywhere.

“Watson still wants out of Houston and does not want to play for the Texans any longer,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter wrote. “But no matter how many calls they receive on Watson, the Texans insist they will not trade him, according to sources.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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