49ers must be thrilled for DeMeco Ryans after Texans land superstar wide receiver

The Texans should be pretty good in 2024 after trading for Stefon Diggs.

Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans
Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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The Texans are going to be fun to watch in 2024 after landing Stefon Diggs, and 49ers fans have to be happy for head coach DeMeco Ryans.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's coaching tree has been a fun thing to watch grow in recent years.

Starting with former defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who left for the New York Jets' head-coaching gig in 2021, Shanahan's staff has frequently been plucked for promising up-and-coming talent.

But Saleh has had mixed success with Gang Green. Despite some high-profile additions, such as quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Saleh's first few years in the Big Apple have been challenging and met with little success.

Not so much the case with the coordinator who replaced him in the Bay Area in 2021, now-Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans.

Ryans left after two years at the helm of the Niners defense, and his Texans won the AFC South with a 10-7 record his first year down in Houston, riding the strong play of then-rookie Pro Bowl quarterback C.J. Stroud all the way to the divisional round of the playoffs in year one.

Now, Stroud and Ryans can boast an even stronger offense that'll make the Texans one of those AFC teams that San Francisco fans will quietly (or perhaps not so quietly) root for.

Texans trade with Bills for superstar WR Stefon Diggs

Houston's top wide receiver in 2023 was Nico Collins, a relatively obscure player prior to last season before Stroud arrived but one who finished with nearly 1,300 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in a breakout third-year campaign.

Now, the Texans are counting upon 30-year-old four-time Pro Bowler Stefon Diggs to help bolster the offensive weaponry, executing a trade with Diggs' former team, the Buffalo Bills, that'll ship the veteran off to the AFC South:

This assuredly cements Houston as the top team within the AFC South, and it's also likely to ensure Ryans' early success as the Texans' head coach will continue, too.

Simply put, a Diggs pairing with Stroud should be fun to watch.

Granted, the only thing that might frustrate 49ers fans about this particular deal is if the Niners somehow end up playing Houston in the Super Bowl.

But that's a long way away, and there are plenty of unknown factors yet to play out on that front.

In the meantime, San Francisco can feel thrilled for Ryans amid his new shiny offensive weapon.

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