ESPN ranks Texans’ top-5 quarterbacks in franchise history

Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images /

There’s no doubt that Matt Schaub is the greatest quarterback in Texans’ history.

The Houston Texans have only been around for 15 years and have done a great job of building some very talented teams.

The one problem the Texans have had is finding a great quarterback.

ESPN has published an article ranking the top-five quarterbacks in Texans’ history.

Here’s how ESPN’s rankings go:

5. Sage Rosenfels

When you sit back and look at Sage Rosenfels’ career it wasn’t that bad. It also wasn’t great.

Rosenfels spent three or his 12 years in Houston and finished his career with 30 touchdowns, 29 interceptions, and a rating of 81.2.

Rosenfels only played in 19 games during the three years he was with the Texans. He threw for over 1,500 yards in 2007 and in 2008 he had over 1,400 yards. He tossed 24 touchdowns and 23 touchdowns during those two years.

The only reason Rosenfels is even on this list is because the Texans have only been in existence for 15 years. They haven’t had enough quarterbacks come through the ranks.

4. Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a quarterback that will likely go down as one of the best back ups in NFL history. He’s a good player that can help a team win a few games, but he’s not good enough to be a full-time starter for an entire 16 games.

Fitzpatrick only spent one season with the Texans and threw for 2,483 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions with a  95.3 rating in 12 games during the 2014 NFL season.

Not bad for a stop-gap quarterback.

More from Toro Times

3. Brian Hoyer

Like Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer has turned out to be a very valuable NFL back up.

Hoyer also only played for the Texans for one season. He ended up finishing the 2015 season with 2,606 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions with a  quarterback rating of 91.4.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien did a nice job of getting the most out of Hoyer and Fitzpatrick.

2. David Carr

It’s really a shame that David Carr’s career went the way it did. Despite being a bust as a former first overall pick, he actually salvaged his career as a solid back up once he left the Texans.

We can also only sit and wonder how Carr’s career would have turned out if he had an offensive line in front of him that could have protected him better. Which is probably why he made it to No. 2 on this list. You can’t blame his average career completely on him.

1. Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub had an incredible six out of seven years with the Texans. He helped Houston boast one of the top aerial attacks in the league.

Unfortunately, the Texans were never able to go on a Super Bowl run.

Schaub finished his career with the Texans with 23, 221 yards, 124 touchdowns, 78 interceptions and a rating of 90.1.