Jerry Rice wasn’t the only Hall of Fame wide receiver to weigh in on the possibility of Deshaun Watson playing for the 49ers.
Michael Irvin joined Damon, Ratto and Kolsky on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and talked about the impact Watson would have in San Francisco.
Irvin went further than just connecting the 49ers’ need for a top QB with Watson’s abilities. He added that San Francisco’s window for Super Bowl contention would blow wide open after that trade.
“If you can get an elite talent at that position, forget getting to a Super Bowl,” Irvin said. “You’re talking about being able to go to Super Bowls each and every year. And Deshaun Watson is certainly that super talent that we were just talking about. If you can get him – and put him with that in San Fran? Holy, smoly, moly. It’s off the chain.”
While San Francisco went to a Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo, there’s a clear separation between a player in Garoppolo’s tier and a player in Watson’s tier.
The 49ers can go back to the Super Bowl with Garoppolo if almost everything goes right for them, but it’s hard to imagine they wouldn’t be contenders as long as Watson lines up under center.