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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
1,273 161
J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Defensive end

2
1,140 125
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

3
640 59
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Wide receiver

4
747 226
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

5
612 256
Brian Cushing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

6
342 94
Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

7
477 200
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
315 143
Owen Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Tight end

10
379 65
Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
mandyclark25 added Defensive end

11
339 169
DeMeco Ryans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker

12
167 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
254 83
Vince Wilfork is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Defensive lineman

14
197 68
Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Defensive back

15
316 266
Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Quarterback

16
177 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
172 61
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

20
129 45
Glover Quin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback, Safety

21
156 56
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Aaron Marchant added Cornerback

22
130 85
Dunta Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Dimeback, Cornerback

23
123 52
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
117 93
Aaron Glenn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety

25
98 5
DeShaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added DeShaun Watson

26
131 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 55
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
89 29
Jacoby Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

30
80 95
Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Linebacker

31
73 42
Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

32
81 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
64 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
80 39
Alfred Blue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Jacen Crumbo added

36
70 30
Ben Tate is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back

37
80 81
Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Running back, Halfback

38
64 29
Ryan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Tight end

39
103 105
David Carr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

40
16 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
84 75
Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
CMCSS03 added Free Safety

44
54 35
Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Running back, Punt returner

45
59 74
Marcus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

46
74 74
Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
ejlinehan added Defensive tackle, Tackle

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 52
Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
37 31
Akeem Dent is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Texans of All Time
Linebacker