Houston Texans who deserved a Super Bowl
The Houston Texans news that we know is some players in franchise history have really deserved to win a Super Bowl.
The Houston Texans news is there have been future Hall of Fame selections who have suited for the team, and many players who have been selected All-Pro or to the Pro Bowl, but none have won the Super Bowl as a member of the franchise.
Players in the history of the Texans have been the very best at their position in the entire league at one point, and others have been known nationally and have made a name for themselves outside of football.
Since 2002, the Houston Texans have 131 regular-season wins, 157 regular-season losses and have no ties, plus the team is 4-6 all-time in playoff games, as the franchise has won seven AFC South championships but have never gone past the divisional round of playoffs.
Still, the Texans have had players who have been some the greatest in franchise history that have gone on to win a Super Bowl championship, like Owen Daniels, as his final season saw him lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a member of the Denver Broncos.
There are others who haven’t been so fortunate, such as Arian Foster, who as a member of the Houston Texans became the franchise-leading rusher with 76 games played (68 starts). In that time frame, Foster totaled 6,472 yards on 1,454 carries, as he collected 54 touchdowns and averaged 4.5 yards per carry. Foster also averaged 85.2 yards per game rushing and 19.1 rushes per game.
Forster led the NFL in rushing yards during his second NFL season with 1,616 yards and his 16 rushing scores that season also led the league. That same ’10 season, Foster averaged 101.0 yards per game, which were also an NFL best.
Houston Texans News: Duane Brown still has a chance at a Super Bowl
Still in the NFL as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Duane Brown has played a majority of his career as a member of the Houston Texans, and though he made Pro Bowls, was an All-Pro and played in the playoffs as a member of the franchise, Brown has yet to win a Super Bowl.
Brown is the greatest left tackle to ever play for the Houston Texans and while a member of the Texans protected the blind side of Matt Schaub all the way to Deshaun Watson. Brown also has blocked for the likes of Foster, as he helped anchor the Texans’ offensive line.
Thinking back about Brown’s time with the Houston Texans, the left tackle from 2008-17, he was one of the very best at what he does on an NFL field, and it would be a shame if he never gains a Super Bowl title.
Houston Texans News: DeAndre Hopkins also can still win a Super Bowl
This offseason the Texans traded their second-best wide receiver in team history, but we’ll spare you all the details as it has been spoken of a time or two. Hopkins is also one of the best players currently in the entire NFL, but after seven seasons with the Texans, things have changed and he’s now a member of the Arizona Cardinals.
While in Houston, Hopkins made Texans news headlines with outstanding plays and receptions, and not only that, he did so while being one of the very best at what he did.
Hopkins’ totals with the Texans (2013-19) include 110 regular-season games played, where he totaled 8,602 yards with 54 touchdowns, 13.6 yards per reception and 78.2 receiving yards per game.
In 2017, Hopkins had 13 touchdowns to lead the NFL, and in 2015 and ’18 he caught for over 1,500 yards in each of this season, having 111 receptions in 2015 and 115 receptions in 2015.
Houston Texans News: J.J. Watt keeps working to take Texans to Super Bowl
Being that J.J. Watt is one of the greatest to ever play his position in the entire history of the NFL, Watt is arguably the greatest player to ever play for the Houston Texans as he’s a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, which is a rare occurrence in itself.
Watt in recent seasons has battled a variety of injuries (including playing in eight regular season games in 2019), but when he’s healthy and on the field for the Texans, the pass rusher has very few equals. Watt has played 112 regular-season games with the Texans, and in those games he’s gained 96 sacks as he begins his 10th season in the league.
Since joining the Texans in 2010, Watt has gone above and beyond on and off the field for the Texans franchise, and how great would it be if he could cap off his career eventually with a Super Bowl championship as a member of the Texans?
Houston Texans News: Andre Johnson deserved more with Texans
One last player that must be mentioned is Andre Johnson, the greatest wide receiver in Houston Texans history. Johnson is a player who left all he had while a member of the Texans, and though he didn’t end his career with Houston, he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest players the franchise will ever have.
Johnson was the first member of the Texans Ring of Honor back in 2017, and during his time on the field with Houston, the wide receiver set nearly every receiving record in team history, setting a bar which only DeAndre Hopkins was able to keep pace with.
For his career with the Texans, in 169 regular-season games, Johnson totaled 1,012 receptions for 13,397 yards and 64 touchdowns. Johnson averaged 13.4 yards per receptions in his 12 seasons with the Texans and 80.5 yards per game receiving.
All of these players mentioned deserve to be called a Super Bowl champion, but only three on this list still have a chance, and just one has an opportunity to do so as a member of the Houston Texans.