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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
1,227 154
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Defensive end

2
1,099 118
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

3
726 211
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

4
597 57
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

5
589 248
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

6
324 84
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

7
457 195
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

8
408 198
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

9
303 139
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

10
331 164
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

11
351 61
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Defensive end

12
160 67
Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

13
206 111
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Fullback

14
186 61
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Defensive back

15
170 86
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive end

16
232 78
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive lineman

17
303 259
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Quarterback

18
186 153
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

19
160 55
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

20
122 40
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback, Safety

21
146 51
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback

22
113 88
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety

23
116 47
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

24
123 81
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dimeback, Cornerback

25
121 33
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller

26
71 3
DeShaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added DeShaun Watson

27
103 52
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

28
97 88
Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Offensive Lineman, Guard

29
77 92
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Linebacker

30
70 40
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

31
83 28
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

32
78 78
Gary Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Lineman, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

33
60 50
Steve McKinney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Guard, Center

34
72 40
Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

35
73 36
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added

36
77 78
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Running back, Halfback

37
64 29
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

38
60 27
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tight end

39
100 100
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

40
64 77
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Placekicker

41
52 44
Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

42
52 31
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back, Punt returner

43
79 71
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
CMCSS03 added Free Safety

44
58 71
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

45
71 73
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
44 31
Nate Washington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

47
37 27
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

48
36 28
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

49
37 51
Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
29 17
Jason Babin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Defensive end