The club got their start as an expansion team back in 2002 and they are the youngest franchise currently in the league. The Texans were chosen as replacements for the Houston Oilers who later moved out to Nashville and are currently called the Tennessee Titans. The Houston Texans are under the eye of Janice McNair who took over from her husband Bob McNair following his death in 2018.
The franchise’s most successful season came in 2011 after having a rough go in their first active decade in the league. However, being relatively new entrants into the NFL means that they are the only franchise to have never appeared in a conference championship game as of the 2019 season. However, the Texans have won six AFC South championships spanning from 2011 to 2019.
The Texans were eliminated from playoff contention after a week 14 loss to the Chicago Bears standing in the third position in the AFC South. Following their first 0-4 start since 2008, Head Coach Bill O’Brien was fired and replaced by Romeo Crennel who comes in as the interim Head Coach.
Former owner Bob McNair announced three names for the franchise after Houston returned to the NFL for the 2002 season after the Oilers moved to Tennessee. The name Texans were selected after consideration with the other options being Apollos and Stallion.
Janice McNair, owner, and co-founder of the Houston Texans is amongst the top-ranked richest owners in the league. Additionally, she is also currently the richest female sports owner in the United States. She is the widow of Bob McNair who held ownership right unto his death in November 2018.
Janice McNair is one of 10 female NFL owners and comes in with a net worth believed to be $4 billion USD. Chiefly, her son Cal McNair is currently the CEO and looks into the day-to-day affairs of the franchise. However, Janice remains the representative and senior chair for the Houston Texans at owner meetings.
Houston Texans and Chastang Ford partnered up to provide Ford truck enthusiasts a money-saving offer exclusively for Texans season ticket holders and Texans Corporate Partner employees. The franchise also has a tie-up with BHP Billiton which is a leading resource company that extracts and processes minerals, oils, and gas.
Additionally, Invisalign clear aligner system partnered up with several NFL franchises with the Texans being one of them. Through the agreement drawn up, Invisalign will connect doctors, patients, and consumers through a network of NFL sponsored channels.
|Quarterback||2. A.J McCarron |
3. Josh McCown
4. Deshaun Watson
|Running backs||38. Buddy Howell |
25. Duke Johnson
40. Scottie Phillips
24. C.J. Prosise
|Wide receivers||13. Brandin Cooks |
82. Isaiah Coulter
16. Keke Coutee
17. Chad Hansen
11. Steven Mitchell
|Tight ends||88. Jordan Akins |
85. Pharaoh Brown
87. Darren Fells
81. Kahale Warring
|Offensive linemen||77. Hjalte Froholdt |
73. Zach Fulton
67. Charlie Heck
71. Tytus Howard
63. Roderick Johnson
64. Senio Kelemete
66. Nick Martin
76. Brent Qvale
74. Max Scharping
78. Laremy Tunsil
|Defensive linemen||90. Ross Blacklock |
97. Andrew Brown
92. Brandon Dunn
93. Corey Liuget
94. Charles Omenihu
91. Carlos Watkins
99. J.J Watt
|Linebackers||50. Tyrell Adams |
41. Zach Cunningham
56. Kyle Emanuel
52. Jonathan Greenard
48. Nate Hall
58. Peter Kalambayi
54. Jacob Martin
59. Whitney Mercilus
|Defensive backs||30. Cornell Armstrong |
43. Anthony Chesley
35. Keion Crossen
29. Philip Gaines
26. Vernon Hargreaves
32. Lonnie Johnson Jr.
33. A.J. Moore
23. Eric Murray
36. Jonathan Owens
34. John Reid
20. Justin Reid
|Special teams||9. Bryan Anger |
7. Ka’imi Fairbairn
46. Jon Weeks
Texans owner Janice McNair founded the Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation with the aim to remove the financial barriers that were a roadblock for Rutherford County High School graduates from attending college. Not to mention, the McNair Foundation has pumped in roughly $2.6 million in financial aid since its inception in 1989.
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, McNair donated $1 million to the Houston rent relief fund to help apartment residents through the crisis. Additionally, McNair reportedly holds the record for the largest donation ever by an NFL owner that clocked in at $5million. The donation was directed towards a community-building project in Houston.
|Head Coach||Bill O’Brien (Fired Oct 5, 0-4 record) |
Interim Head Coach- Romeo Crennel
|Sponsors||Fitness Connection, Grupo Vidanta, InviteManager, Invisalign, RTIC Coolers, BHP Billiton, Chastang Ford|
|Championships||League championships (0) |
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (6)
AFC South: 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
|Official Website||Houston Texans- www.houstontexans.com|