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The Best Houston Texans of All Time

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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
    1,625
    212

    J. J. Watt

    Defensive end
  • 2
    1,480
    191
    Wide receiver
  • 3
    1,151
    131

    DeAndre Hopkins

    Wide receiver
  • 4
    916
    302

    Arian Foster

    Running back
  • 5
    702
    313
    Linebacker
  • 6
    528
    197
    slaft added

    Johnathan Joseph

    Cornerback
  • 7
    642
    230
    mandyclark25 added

    Jadeveon Clowney

    Defensive end
  • 8
    528
    229

    Mario Williams

    Outside Linebacker, Defensive end
  • 9
    558
    248

    Duane Brown

    Tackle
  • 10
    349
    131
    slaft added

    Kareem Jackson

    Cornerback, Defensive back
  • 11
    400
    184
    ejlinehan added

    Owen Daniels

    Tight end
  • 12
    379
    180
    Linebacker
  • 13
    378
    185
    Aaron Marchant added

    Vince Wilfork

    Defensive lineman
  • 14
    249
    128
    slaft addedOffensive Lineman, Guard
  • 15
    288
    102
    Aaron Marchant added

    A.J. Bouye

    Cornerback
  • 16
    277
    104
    Jacen Crumbo added

    Will Fuller

  • 17
    168
    72

    Jacoby Jones

    Return specialist, Wide receiver
  • 18
    294
    167

    Lamar Miller

    Running back
  • 19
    218
    129
    ejlinehan addedDefensive end
  • 20
    489
    34
    Bengalsfan56 added

    Deshaun Watson

  • 21
    179
    83
    Aaron Marchant added

    Glover Quin

    Cornerback, Safety
  • 22
    238
    152
    ejlinehan added

    Vonta Leach

    Fullback
  • 23
    168
    87
    Aaron Marchant added

    Connor Barwin

    Defensive end, Linebacker
  • 24
    389
    297

    Matt Schaub

    Quarterback
  • 25
    152
    74
    slaft added

    Brooks Reed

    Defensive end, Linebacker