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Report: Watson wants trade no matter next Texans head coach

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At this point, it seems the Houston Texans can't do anything to repair their relationship with star quarterback Deshaun Watson. 

His frustrations with the organization have been well documented the past few weeks. It always felt like, however, the Texans could the mend the relationship with the right coach. Not so fast. 

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday morning that, Watson is expected to want out of Houston no matter who the Texans' next head coach is.

The Texans reportedly will interview Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for a second time after Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Watson reportedly wanted the Texans to interview Bieniemy from the get-go but they didn't show initial interest. The Texans also were the only team with a head-coaching vacancy to not interview former 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. 

Despite Watson's insistence on finding a new home, it feels the 49ers remain a longshot to land him. 

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Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero reported Saturday that Watson's preferred destination is the New York Jets, who hired Saleh as their next head coach. Salguero also reported the Miami Dolphins are Watson's second choice.

The Jets and Dolphins both have more draft capital than the 49ers and a young quarterback that the Texans could build around. The 49ers of course will have their ears to the ground when it comes to the latest Watson news. Just don't buy a red Watson 49ers jersey just yet.

 

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