Houston Texans Dream Team: All-Time Starting Lineup

J.J. Watt Houston Texans (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Duane Brown Houston Texans (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans: Offensive Line

LT: Duane Brown — The greatest offensive linemen to play for the Houston Texans is Duane Brown. The left tackle was tasked to protect Matt Schaub and others during that run of Texans football, and Brown was a member of the offensive line that helped put Arian Foster on the NFL map as well.

Brown is currently a member of the Seattle Seahawks as he was traded by the Texans during the 2017 season. In his nine full seasons with the Texans Brown started 12 or more games in each year on the team. Brown was named first-team AP All-Pro in 2012 and was selected to three Pro Bowls while a member of the Texans.

LG: Wade Smith —Playing four seasons with the Houston Texans from 2010-13, Wade Smith was a difference maker with this franchise and should be remembered as one of the two best guards to ever play for Houston. Smith made 16 starts with the Texans in each of his four seasons on the offensive line. In 2010 he was selected by Pro Football Focus as a second-team All-Pro, and in ’12 Smith was voted to the Pro Bowl.

C: Chris Myers — The center fort the Houston Texans from 2008-14 was Chris Myers, and in that span of games he made all 16 starts for seven straight seasons. From 2012-14 Myers played in a total of 3,350 snaps, and in 2012 and 2013 he played in 100 percent of Houston’s offensive snaps. Myers is a two-time Pro Bowl selection in ’11 and ’12, and in ’11 he also was a first-team All-Pro choice by PFF.

RG: Brandon Brooks —The right guard played for the Texans from 2014-15, totaling 112 games in those four seasons in Houston, making 106 starts. Brooks played the past four seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, but with Houston he played 3,119 snaps, including 1,043 offensive snaps in 2013. Brooks has really stepped up his game with the Eagles, making the Pro Bowl the past three seasons, and was a PFF first-team All-Pro choice this past season.

RT: Laremy Tunsil — The current franchise left tackle for the Texans will be playing right tackle on this lineup, and that isn’t a demotion, rather wanting him in the starting lineup. Tunsil — a 2019 Pro Bowl selection with the Texans — is one of the very best tackles in all of the NFL today when he’s on the top of his game.

The Texans have him under contract for the next three seasons, and since he’s joined the team the offensive line has done a complete 180 in terms of their overall production, as he was a Pro Bowl selection in 2019.