Deshaun Watson makes the Texans an attractive destination for any NFL coach

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Mark Lane
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The Houston Texans are 4-11 and choked away a fourth quarter lead against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium in a 37-31 Week 16 loss.

However, the Texans’ inability to close out games, or their dismal record, won’t be a deterring factor for any coach who wants to take over as the team’s fourth full-time coach in franchise history. Deshaun Watson is a huge element of why the AFC South club is an irresistible destination.

According to Doug Farrar from the Touchdown Wire, the presence of the three-time Pro Bowler under center makes the Texans’ job pretty attractive to any coaching candidates.

There might be a more ideal landing spot or two available, but it is hard to beat landing in Houston to coach Watson and the Texans. The defense is a big issue – meaning that yes you might either need a defensive background or have a perfect coordinator in mind to poach – but Watson can paper over most mistakes on that side of the football. The division might be tough for the first few years, even with Jacksonville likely a year or two away, but still, having an elite quarterback in place makes this an attractive destination.

Watson is taking on the Tennessee Titans in Week 17, and he could be without his starting tackles. Tytus Howard is already on injured reserve with a concussion, and Laremy Tunsil is battling a high ankle sprain that could keep him out of the season finale.

“No, it doesn’t affect me,” Watson said. “I just continue to just focus on my job and just kind of go from there.”

Any coach would want to work with a quarterback who continues to perform at a high level no matter the crumbling talent around him. Watson is the key to luring a good coach to Houston.

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6 Matt Schaub Texans records Deshaun Watson broke or tied against the Bengals

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