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Houston Texans’ All-Time Passing Leaders (Yardage)

Updated on November 25, 2008

David Carr


The Houston Texans were an expansion franchise in 2002, so it stands to reason that their list of top offensive players is rather short.  Here we take a look at the top quarterbacks the Texans have fielded in that time:


David Carr (13,391)—The thing with an expansion team is, you’re going to get sacked a lot, and David Carr was sacked 249 times during his tenure with Houston from 2002 to 2006.  But he also leads the franchise with 13,391 passing yards over that time.  Carr had his best season in 2004, passing for career highs in yards (3531) and touchdowns (16) with 14 interceptions. 


Matt Schaub (4003)—The oft-injured Matt Schaub is a very solid QB, and ranks second in Texans’ history with 4003 passing yards.  Schaub has been with Houston since 2007, and is their primary starter in 2008 as I write this.  In 2007, Schaub passed for a career best 2241 yards with 9 TD passes and 9 picks.


Sage Rosenfels (3180)—Though he’s been a backup most of his career with Miami and Houston, Sage Rosenfels is one of those backups who deliver results often.  He’s been with Houston since 2007 and ranks third in team history with 3180 passing yards.  In five starts in 2007, Rosenfels threw for a career high 1684 yards with 15 touchdowns (also career best) and 12 interceptions.


Tony Banks (882)—Tony Banks was a backup to David Carr during his time in Houston, from 2003 to 2005.  And though he started just three games for the Texans, Banks ranks fourth in franchise history with 882 passing yards.  693 of those yards came in those three starts, when Banks also threw five TD passes with 3 picks.


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      AskAshlie3433 6 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

      I enjoy the history. Matt is a good QB.