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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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961 114
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
J. J. Watt Defensive end

2
873 88
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Andre Johnson Wide receiver

3
588 150
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Arian Foster Running back

4
385 36
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeAndre Hopkins Wide receiver

5
495 181
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Brian Cushing Linebacker

6
379 146
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Duane Brown Tackle

7
217 49
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Johnathan Joseph Cornerback

8
309 157
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Mario Williams Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

9
235 109
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Owen Daniels Tight end

10
269 131
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
DeMeco Ryans Linebacker

11
228 45
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Jadeveon Clowney Defensive end

12
111 45
Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Chris Myers Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

13
124 63
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Antonio Smith Defensive end

14
153 87
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Vonta Leach Fullback

The Best Houston Texans Linebackers of All Time

15
154 50
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Vince Wilfork Defensive lineman

16
238 212
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Matt Schaub Quarterback

17
120 43
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Kareem Jackson Cornerback, Defensive back

18
162 127
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Eric Winston Tackle

19
105 27
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Lamar Miller Running back

20
86 28
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Connor Barwin Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

21
87 64
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Aaron Glenn Cornerback, Safety

The Best Convertibles of All Time

22
96 63
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dunta Robinson Dimeback, Cornerback

23
75 24
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Glover Quin Cornerback, Safety

24
77 32
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Brooks Reed Defensive end, Linebacker

25
89 30
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added A.J. Bouye Cornerback

26
80 63
Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Chester Pitts Offensive Lineman, Guard

27
66 69
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Jamie Sharper Linebacker

28
49 33
Steve McKinney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Steve McKinney Guard, Center

The Best Houston Texans Wide Receivers of All Time

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57 13
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller

30
68 60
Gary Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Gary Walker Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

31
53 27
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Danieal Manning Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

32
54 24
Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Kevin Walter Wide receiver

33
50 16
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacoby Jones Return specialist, Wide receiver

34
43 19
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Alfred Blue

35
36 15
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ryan Griffin Tight end

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36
56 65
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Domanick Williams Running back, Halfback

37
39 29
Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Wade Smith Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

38
34 17
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Justin Forsett Running back, Punt returner

39
37 21
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Ben Tate Running back

40
61 57
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Seth Payne Defensive tackle, Tackle

41
47 56
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Marcus Coleman Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

42
52 63
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Kris Brown Placekicker

The Best Houston Texans Quarterbacks of All Time

43
61 73
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added David Carr Quarterback

44
47 44
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ed Reed Free Safety

45
28 17
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Akeem Dent Linebacker

46
29 23
Nate Washington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Nate Washington Wide receiver

47
17 5
Will Demps is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Will Demps Safety

48
18 7
Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Jason Babin Defensive end

49
21 17
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Steve Slaton Running back

50
23 31
Kailee Wong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Kailee Wong Linebacker