ESPN recently gathered the numbers for the production each team the NFL has had at the quarterback position and ranked each team 1-32. Your Houston Texans ranked 19th in overall quarterback production, 16th in Pro Bowl caliber seasons, 30th in quarterback continuity. From David Carr to Deshaun Watson, Houston has finished 21st in the NFL over that time..
Best QB: Deshaun Watson. Matt Schaub is the most productive, but Watson already has the same number of Pro Bowl selections (two) and postseason wins (one) as Schaub, plus some mouth-watering numbers. Watson is already the only player in NFL history with 25 touchdowns passes and five touchdown runs in back-to-back seasons.
Worst QB: David Carr. Carr is the only choice, really, based on the expectations (No. 1 overall pick in 2002) and lack of production (22-53 record with 59 TD passes to 65 INTs). He was under a lot of pressure. though —literally. He was sacked an NFL-record 76 times in his rookie season and faced a lot of scrutiny as the first pick of an expansion team.
Remember ... Rex Grossman? Grossman signed with the Texans in 2009 after his time ended in Chicago. He played in only one game with Houston, in relief of Schaub.
Did you know? Carr owns the Texans’ record for most consecutive games started at quarterback, making 50 in a row from 2003 to ‘06.
Clay’s 2020 projections for Watson: 27 TD passes, 12 INTs, 4,017 passing yards and 314 fantasy points.
What do you think? Is 21st higher than you thought it would be? Are you surprised by Carr’s consecutive games started record despite being constantly smashed behind Houston’s line of scrimmage?