Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) scrambles out of pocket against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Schaub – Quarterback 2007-2013
This may be a bit of an unpopular pick, as Schaub’s name is often the punchline of jokes about the NFL’s worst quarterbacks these days. His historic 2013 collapse is what keeps him from being higher on this list, but overall his time with the Texans was positive.
In his 7 year career with the Texans, Schaub managed three seasons with over 4,000 passing yards, and was selected to the Pro-Bowl twice, winning the Pro Bowl MVP in 2009.
He’s the Texans all time leader in career wins, passing touchdowns, passing yards, pass attempts, and pass completions. Schaub also lead Houston to five of the six best seasons the franchise has seen.
This included a 2011 seasons in which the team started out 7-3 under Schaub, and had Super Bowl aspirations, before the quarterback was injured in week 10, and forced to miss the rest of the season. Houston finished the regular season 3-3 that year, and lost to the Ravens in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Under Schaub the Texans reached the peak of their performance to this point, and managed to become a competitive team in the league. His success also helped to propel the careers of several of the offensive weapons around him.
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