The Houston Texans bet big on Brock Osweiler by signing the former Denver Broncos quarterback this offseason. Many in the media would have you believe this was a mistake. After enduring a few seasons of incredible frustration thanks in large part to this critical role, Texans fans are hoping Brock will be the long-term franchise leader the team so desperately needs for the offense.
Before this new era begins, let's take a look back at former starting quarterbacks for a franchise that opened the doors in 2002.
Note: The number of games started is in parenthesis after the player's name.
Regular Season Games
|2015||Brian Hoyer (9) / Ryan Mallett (4) / T.J. Yates (2) / Brandon Weeden (1)|
|2014||Ryan Fitzpatrick (12) / Ryan Mallett (2) / Case Keenum (2)|
|2013||Matt Schaub (8) / Case Keenum (8)|
|2012||Matt Schaub (16)|
|2011||Matt Schaub (10) / T. J. Yates (5) / Matt Leinart (1)|
|2010||Matt Schaub (16)|
|2009||Matt Schaub (16)|
|2008||Matt Schaub (11) / Sage Rosefels (5)|
|2007||Matt Schaub (11) / Sage Rosefels (5)|
|2006||David Carr (16)|
|2005||David Carr (16)|
|2004||David Carr (16)|
|2003||David Carr (11) / Tony Banks (3) / Dave Ragone (2)|
|2002||David Carr (16)|
|2015||Brian Hoyer (0-1)|
|2012||Matt Schaub (1-1)|
|2011||T.J. Yates (1-1)|
|T.J. Yates||2011, 2015||7||4||3||57.10%|
Source of data: Wikipedia
Notable Points From This Time Capsule:
- Brandon Weeden leading the team to its first-ever victory against the Colts in Indianapolis.
- T.J. Yates being recognized as the Rookie of the Week by leading the team to a victory on the road against the Bengals and clinching a playoff berth. A few weeks later, Yates helped the Texans win their inaugural playoff game against that same Bengals team.
- Several years where Matt Schaub and the offense compensated for a sub-par defense. If not for the season-ending injury against Tampa Bay in 2011, Schaub may have led the Texans to the Super Bowl that season.
- David Carr guiding Houston to victory in the inaugural game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Feel free to share your memories, good and bad, in the comments below.