Houston Texans: Top 5 WR duos in franchise history
In the 20-year history of the Houston Texans, there has been a great deal of Pro Bowl, All-Pro, and potential Hall of Fame wide receivers that have stepped on the gridiron dawning the red, white, and blue.
Today, we take a look back at the history of Houston Texans football and rank the Top 5 all-time wide receiver duos in the franchise history. These duos were ranked based on their on-field performance both with receiving yards, touchdowns, and the overall performance of the Houston Texans team in their respective year.
Other criteria that are taken into consideration are personal awards for each of the wide receivers, the quarterback or quarterbacks that the respective duo had throwing them the ball, and the contribution the receiver has had on the franchise.
Be prepared to see names like Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and a couple others as the Texans have had some excellent duos at wide receiver.
Let us take a deep dive into Texans’ history and look at the Top 5 wide receiver duos in Houston Texans history.
Houston Texans WR Duo No. 5: Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins (2013)
When you base this duo off of their names alone, you would expect these two wide receivers to be a top pair in this ranking. While Andre Johnson is a potential 2022 Hall of Fame selection, and DeAndre Hopkins is a potential receiver to obtain a gold jacket, their production in their first season together was not as good as other seasons they lined up aside one another.
The team underperformed and posted a 2-14 record and saw a change in head coach late in the season.
This pair produced 2,209 yards (1,407 yards from Johnson) and seven touchdowns. Five of the seven touchdowns came from Johnson that season as he collected a total of 109 receptions in 16 games, averaging 12.9 yards per reception in ’13. Hopkins that season finished with 802 yards on 52 receptions, with a YPC of 15.4 in his rookie season.
What held this pairing in ’13 back the most was the change in the starting quarterback when the Texans switched from Matt Schaub to Case Keenum halfway through the season as it was a very tough season for the team as a whole.
Keep an eye out for these Texans’ golden names as we roll on in our wide receiver duo rankings.