Nick Bosa for Deshaun Watson? Deebo Samuel’s not buying it.
The San Francisco 49ers have recently been linked in a possible trade scenario to get them the Houston Texan’s starting QB. According to former NFL player Ross Tucker (via 95.7 The Game), San Francisco should put Bosa on the table to possibly acquire a top-5 QB like Watson. Upon hearing the rumor, Samuel quickly shrugged off the gossip and made it known that his teammate is clearly untouchable.
“All ya’ll crazy.” Samuel posted on his Instagram Stories (via OurSF49ers). “Untouchable that he is.”
— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers) January 13, 2021
As trivial as it sounds, the trade scenario suggested by Tucker does sound a bit interesting. After winning the NFC West title last season, an injury-plagued lineup obliterated the 49ers’ chances this season as they found themselves at the bottom of their division at the end of Week 17. Bosa, last season’s Defensive Rookie of The Year, was one of those who had to sit out the majority of the 2020 season after he tore his ACL in Week 2.
For Watson, his fourth season in Houston was a rather disappointing one. A 4-12 record at the end of the regular season, plus a ton of drama off the field, has left the 25-year-old unhappy and apparently wants out. Watson was one of the few shining stars in Houston all season as he tallied a career-high in passing yards with 4,823 after 16 games.
The three-time Pro Bowler’s future in Houston is looking bleaker by the day but if the Niners would have to give up a young star in Bosa to acquire Deshaun Watson, San Francisco doesn’t seem to be in his future as well.