The Houston Texans, founded in 2002, are the NFL’s newest franchise. With so little time to accumulate statistics, the top five Houston Texans’ passing yards leaders have combined to throw for all but 77 of the passing yards in team history.
5. Dave Ragone: 135 yards
Dave Ragone served as backup quarterback for a brief period of time, but remains one of the Houston Texans’ all-time passing yards leaders. Houston chose Ragone with their third round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. He filled in for starting QB David Carr for two starts in the 2003 season, his only appearances in the NFL. He threw for 71 yards in 23 passes against Jacksonville and 64 yards on 17 throws versus the Buccaneers.
4. Tony Banks: 882 yards
Former part-time quarterback Tony Banks ranks fourth on the Houston Texans’ all-time passing yards leaders list. Banks spent three seasons with the Texans from 2003 to 2005 and made three starts with a 2-1 win-loss record. He tossed six touchdowns and posted a 79.0 QB rating in Houston. Banks is also one of the Baltimore Ravens’ top five career passers as he totaled 15,315 passing yards in his nine-year career.
3. Sage Rosenfels: 3,380 yards
Current Giants’ reserve QB Sage Rosenfels sits third on the list of Houston Texans’ all-time passing yards leaders. Rosenfels made ten starts for the Texans from 2006 to 2008 as a part-timer and he was on the winning side six times. In 2007, he tossed 15 touchdowns and in 2008, he averaged 238.5 passing yards per game.
2. Matt Schaub: 12,374 yards*
Houston’s current starter Matt Schaub has been the most successful quarterback in team history and he is up to second among the Texans’ all-time passing yards leaders. Houston traded for Schaub in 2007 and he has been their starter for the last four years. In 2009, he carried the Texans to their first ever winning season as he led the league with 4,770 yards, the sixth most in any single season in NFL history. Schaub was sent to the 2009 Pro Bowl and took home game MVP honors. Through 47 games in Houston, he is averaging 263.3 passing yards per game with 65 touchdowns, both of which are Texans’ records.
1. David Carr: 13,391 yards
The Houston Texans’ all-time passing yards leader is David Carr. Carr served as Houston’s starting quarterback for their first five seasons from 2002 to 2006. The top pick of the 2002 NFL Draft put together his best season in 2004 when he tallied career bests of 3,531 passing yards and 16 touchdowns for the seven-win Texans. In 2006, he led the NFL with a 68.3 completion percentage. Carr remains in the NFL as a backup for the 49ers.
*Indicates player is still active with the team
Houston Texans Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com