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Woody: Deshaun Watson paired with Kyle Shanahan, 49ers would put the NFL ‘on notice’

Jan 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM--


Former NFL offensive lineman turned ESPN analyst Damien Woody would love to see quarterback Deshaun Watson paired with Kyle Shanahan. A lot of people would. They know the already talented star quarterback would flourish further with the San Francisco 49ers head coach.

Watson is unhappy in Houston and frustrated by the organization's decision-making. That could lead to a divorce between the Texans and their quarterback, leaving fans and the media speculating about the outcome.

"Could you imagine Deshaun Watson with Kyle Shanahan in a Kyle Shanahan-led offense?" asked Woody on ESPN's First Take. "It would just be crazy because Kyle Shanahan, the one thing he knows how to do, he knows how to utilize the strengths of his quarterbacks. We've seen him with multiple quarterbacks, whether it was RG3, going back to the Washington Football Team, Matt Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons. He's dealt with all different flavor types of quarterbacks."

Woody notes that Watson hasn't yet hit his prime and is already considered one of the league's top quarterbacks. He would benefit greatly from Shanahan's play-design and the 49ers' weapons on offense.

"They have Brandon Aiyuk, one of the young promising wide receivers," Woody added. "Deebo Samuel, another big-time wide receiver, a young guy. George Kittle, one of the best tight ends in the National Football League.

"So, when you look at the 49ers, you combine the skills that Kyle Shanahan knows how to implement, and put guys in the right positions, with a guy like Deshaun Watson, and the skill set that he has, that would just be, to me, the whole league would be on notice because Deshaun Watson is just a tremendous player, especially in that type of offense."

Domonique Foxworth added that if the 49ers look to acquire Watson from the Texans, the rest of the NFC West needs to do whatever it can to stop the deal, as the other teams within the division would be in serious trouble.

You can watch the entire segment from ESPN's First Take below.






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