The 49ers still are searching for their sixth Super Bowl win.
Legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice, a part of three of the 49ers' title-winning teams, believes trading for star Houston Texans quarterback would bring Super Bowls back to the Bay Area.
"I just feel, if this guy's available, we've got to look into that," Rice said Monday morning on 95.7 The Game's "Morning Roast."
"We're not only talking playoffs, we're talking Super Bowls."
Watson reportedly is at his boiling point with Houston's decision makers. The Texans are teaching a master class of ineptitude right now, and the star QB is done. When there's smoke there's fire, and the Texans even reportedly have internally discussed trade partners for Watson.
"If the opportunity is here in San Francisco, I don't think Deshaun Watson is going to pass that up because everything is in place for him to win a Super Bowl," Rice said. "I mean, he's got everything on offense, he's got a great defense, and it's just there for the taking."
Watson would be able to throw to explosive weapons in wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and tight end George Kittle. The running game of Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. (who's a restricted free agent) would give the 49ers balance, and a defense anchored by a healthy Nick Bosa and Fred Warner is a scary sight for any opposing offense.
What it would cost to add Watson is a whole different story, but Rice clearly believes this could be a perfect pairing for both sides.