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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
1,275 161
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Defensive end

2
1,142 126
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

3
643 59
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

4
748 228
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

5
614 256
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

6
344 94
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

7
478 200
Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

8
425 203
Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Defensive end

9
316 143
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

10
381 65
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Defensive end

11
340 169
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

12
168 72
Chris Myers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard, Center

13
255 84
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive lineman

14
198 68
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Defensive back

15
317 267
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Quarterback

16
178 93
Antonio Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive end

17
211 119
Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Fullback

18
191 158
Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tackle

19
173 62
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

20
129 46
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback, Safety

21
157 57
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback

22
100 5
DeShaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added DeShaun Watson

23
130 85
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dimeback, Cornerback

24
118 93
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety

25
123 52
Connor Barwin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive end, Linebacker, Tight end

26
133 36
Will Fuller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added Will Fuller

27
109 56
Brooks Reed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

28
101 91
Chester Pitts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Offensive Lineman, Guard

29
81 95
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Linebacker

30
89 29
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

31
74 42
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

32
82 79
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
66 52
Steve McKinney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Guard, Center

34
75 43
Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

35
81 39
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added

36
81 81
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Running back, Halfback

37
70 31
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

38
65 29
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tight end

39
103 106
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

40
17 0
Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Bengalsfan56 added Deshaun Watson

41
56 46
Wade Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

42
68 80
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Placekicker

43
85 76
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
CMCSS03 added Free Safety

44
59 74
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

45
75 74
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
54 36
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back, Punt returner

47
48 32
Nate Washington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

48
39 28
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

49
39 53
Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
29 16
Will Demps is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
David Lee added Safety