This week, the SB Nation NFL sites are talking records. As a SB Nation NFL site, BRB is charged with joining the fray. And so we shall!
Here’s a list of Texans franchise single-season records. While the Texans haven’t exactly been world-beaters for the majority of their existence, they have had some truly superlative single season performances from exceptional players. Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, J.J. Watt, even Owen Daniels’ 70 receptions at tight end in 2008...there are some impressive stats in there. My question to you, gentle reader: Which of the Texans’ single season marks do you think is the least likely to ever be broken?
As crazy as it might sound, given the player who holds the record, I’d put my money on the answer to that question being David Carr’s completion percentage in 2006 (68.3%). That accomplishment is not only the high water mark for the Texans; it’s also tied for the 27th best in NFL history. That was Carr’s final season in Houston (and Gary Kubiak’s first); it featured a TON of short, quick drops that didn’t require the first overall pick of the 2002 NFL Draft to progress beyond his primary read. Oddly enough, Carr’s significant limitations as a quarterback—the very ones that led to the Texans bringing Matt Schaub in via trade with the Falcons in March of 2007 and cutting ties with Carr two days later—somehow resulted in a franchise record that may never be broken.
That’s my take, anyway. What say you?