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6 teams with better odds than the 49ers to add Deshaun Watson before Week 1

Jan 13, 2021 at 6:55 AM--


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Despite the fractured relationship, the Houston Texans remain the favorites to have Deshaun Watson as their starting quarterback to kick off the 2021 season. However, should the relationship be damaged beyond repair, a trade could be in the quarterback's future if he chooses to force a divorce.

San Francisco 49ers fans would love to see what Watson paired with head coach Kyle Shanahan would mean for opposing defenses. However, that would also mean giving up a lot in terms of compensation to acquire the young playmaker, and oddsmakers have five teams — other than the Texans — listed as more likely destinations for the disgruntled quarterback.

Below are the 10 favorites to have Watson on their rosters during Week 1 of the 2021 season, per Bovada and courtesy of Odds Shark.

  • Texans -160
  • Dolphins +250
  • Patriots +950
  • Jets +950
  • Bears +1200
  • Colts +1200
  • 49ers +2000
  • Washington +2000
  • Eagles +2500
  • Lions +3300

Houston made Watson the No. 12 overall pick out of Clemson in 2017. He led the league with a career-high 4,823 passing yards through 16 games in 2020, completing 70.2 percent of his passes while throwing 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.




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