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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
1,186 147
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Defensive end

2
1,054 114
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

3
699 202
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

4
559 49
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

5
305 79
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

6
566 242
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

7
440 188
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

8
389 190
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

9
289 134
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

10
328 57
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Defensive end

11
316 160
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

12
150 62
Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

13
160 83
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive end

14
195 109
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Fullback

15
292 250
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Quarterback

16
217 74
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive lineman

17
171 59
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Defensive back

18
183 150
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

19
149 50
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

20
113 34
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback, Safety

21
135 45
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback

22
111 42
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

23
108 82
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety

24
117 77
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dimeback, Cornerback

25
108 26
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller

26
97 46
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

27
94 82
Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Offensive Lineman, Guard

28
75 87
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Linebacker

29
46 2
DeShaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added DeShaun Watson

30
76 75
Gary Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

31
59 48
Steve McKinney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Guard, Center

32
65 39
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

33
76 27
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

34
69 38
Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

35
74 76
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Running back, Halfback

36
67 35
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added

37
94 94
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

38
58 28
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

39
55 27
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tight end

40
51 41
Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

41
62 74
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Placekicker

42
48 29
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back, Punt returner

43
56 68
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

44
73 68
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
CMCSS03 added Free Safety

45
69 70
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
41 30
Nate Washington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

47
35 24
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

48
33 27
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

49
35 48
Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
27 15
Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Defensive end