SF 49ers: NaVorro Bowman tells Deshaun Watson ‘get outta there’

San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

Former SF 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman added to the player advice for disgruntled Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Yes, the SF 49ers are monitoring the situation with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson closely.

Apparently, so is former Niners linebacker NaVorro Bowman.

Watson has been receiving numerous tweets of advice from former players, including former Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson who tweeted at Watson, “The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers.”

Now Bowman is joining the ranks of players, both former and current, who are thinking it best for the star quarterback to get out of Houston:


The rift between Watson and the Texans front office might be deep-rooted. But it’s come to a high point in recent weeks in the wake of Houston hiring former New England Patriots staffer Nick Caserio as general manager. Per multiple reports, Watson wanted to be involved in the say for a new general manager and head coach to replace the fired Bill O’Brien, who was let go last season.

Yet the Texans reportedly didn’t consult with Watson, and his own frustration has become quite the offseason focal point.

Naturally, this has led to plenty of speculation the Texans may look to trade the 25 year old this offseason. And with the SF 49ers no strangers to quarterback controversy surrounding the future of their starter, Jimmy Garoppolo, one can only figure the Niners would be involved in those discussions, too.

A would-be Niners-Texans trade for Watson wouldn’t come cheap. Any move for the franchise quarterback would likely involve multiple first-round NFL Draft picks, other mid-round selections and perhaps even a player or two.

Yet it might be a situation both Watson and Houston find untenable. If the relationship has indeed devolved to the point where Watson absolutely can’t find himself playing with the Texans any longer, he might be able to force the team’s hand.

And perhaps the SF 49ers would be waiting in the folds, too.

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Either way, it doesn’t sound like this situation is going to resolve itself anytime soon.