3 Greatest Quarterbacks in Texans History

Max Staley
Deshaun Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in Texans' history already.
Deshaun Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in Texans' history already. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images
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The Houston Texans are a young franchise, but they've already established themselves as a pretty successful organization. Of course, it's difficult to do that without boasting some top-tier passers, and Houston has had many talented players suit up at quarterback.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the three best QBs in Texans history.

Best Texans QBs

3. David Carr (2002-06)

David Carr played QB for the Houston Texans from 2002-06.
David Carr played QB for the Houston Texans from 2002-06. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

David Carr is widely viewed as a bust, though it's hard to put much of the blame on him due to the team he was surrounded by. Still, he makes No. 3 on this list essentially by default, as he's one of just three QBs to start at least 16 games for the team. Carr is third in team history for wins (22), touchdowns (59) and second in total passing yards (13,391).

2. Deshaun Watson (2017-Current)

Deshaun Watson has played QB for the Houston Texans ever since he was drafted in 2017.
Deshaun Watson has played QB for the Houston Texans ever since he was drafted in 2017. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Deshaun Watson has been a revelation since taking over as the team's starter. He's only appeared in 38 games for the team, though, so it's hard to put him much higher. He's already third in passing yards (9,716), second in touchdowns (71) and he's much more careful with the ball than some of his compatriots, having thrown just 29 picks. Notably, he's also already No. 9 in franchise history with 1,233 rushing yards. On pure talent, he'd be No. 1 on this list – by far.

1. Matt Schaub (2007-13)

Matt Schaub played QB for the Houston Texans from 2007-13.
Matt Schaub played QB for the Houston Texans from 2007-13. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

At this rate, Watson will grab the top spot on this list pretty quickly, but we can't overlook what Matt Schaub did for this franchise. He helped drag the team out of the NFL's basement, going 46-42 as a starter while setting franchise-best marks in passing yards (23,221), touchdowns (124) and yards per game (258.0). He was named to two Pro Bowls and led Houston to a 12-4 record in 2012.


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