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A list of the best Houston Texans of all time. Formed in 2002 in the aftermath of the Oilers leaving for Tennessee, the Texans are the newest NFL franchise. The team had some lean years during its early years, but that doesn't Houston has been devoid of great players. One of the best draft picks the Texans made was when they selected wide receiver Andre Johnson with the third overall pick in 2003. Johnson is the team's leader in almost every receiving category the Texans have and was for many years considered the most underrated receiver in football. Now that Johnson has finally gotten his due, he is considered not only a top wide receiver, but one of the greatest Houston Texans of all time.

In recent years, the Texans have had success drafting great players. Their defense has been shored up with the addition of players like 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing. Additionally, the Texans have had success drafting offensive linemen with left tackle Duane Brown considered one of the top linemen in the league. After struggling for much of its existence, recent Texans teams have had some of the best players in team history. In addition to the great players listed above, Arian Foster is considered one of the best running backs in the league and easily one of the greatest Texans of all time. The same goes for quarterback Matt Schaub, who the Texans took a chance on in 2007 and have been rewarded with the best quarterback in their brief history. 

This list of the best Houston Texans of all time takes every player who has suited up for the team into consideration. If you think a player is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the greatest Texans of all time according to who think should be considered the best Texans player ever.
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1,307 164
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Defensive end

2
1,175 129
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

3
670 60
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

4
768 230
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

5
626 261
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

6
357 100
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

7
492 204
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

8
438 205
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

9
322 152
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

10
401 67
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Defensive end

11
348 176
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

12
173 78
Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

13
212 70
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Defensive back

14
328 274
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Quarterback

15
266 91
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive lineman

16
185 100
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive end

17
216 125
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Fullback

18
121 5
DeShaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added DeShaun Watson

19
193 165
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

20
185 65
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

21
162 62
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback

22
136 88
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dimeback, Cornerback

23
131 51
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback, Safety

24
121 96
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety

25
140 37
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller