Texans Matt Schaub Best in NFL?

Kyle KlingermanContributor INovember 11, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 08:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans gives instructions to his team during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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On October 6th, 1999, the owners of the National Football League finally accepted the 700 million dollar bid voting a unanimous 29-0 to create the NFL's 32nd franchise the Houston Texans.

The Texans began play in the fall of 2002. Led by #1 overall pick David Carr out of Fresno State, Houston finished the season a disappointing but expected 4-12.

From 2002 until 2006 the Texans finished each season with a losing record. Their combined winning percentage was a league low of .320.  Thus the Texans told the clearly overrated QB David Carr to hit the road despite the great chemistry between Carr and opposing cornerback's.

In the off-season the Texans made its most admirable move of its sad history by acquiring Atlanta's QB Matt Schaub. And in in 2007 Schaub's first year as the Lone Star Capital's QB, Schaub led the Texans to their first ever .500 year going 8-8

In his next year as QB, Schaub threw for a career high 3043 yards and maintained an outstanding QB rating of 92.7 leading the Texans to their second .500 year in a row and its first season where it did not finish last in the regional division.

Now we are in 2009.  Schaub has made the Texans a threat to any team who must face them.  Houston is 5-4 this year and Schaub has arguably put up the best numbers in the league throwing for more yards and more touchdowns than MVP and 2006 Superbowl champ Peyton Manning.

Matt Schaub in 2007 came into what seemed to be a doomed franchise and environment and had enough poise and confidence to turn this franchise in the opposite direction.  As he looks to give the Texans its first winning season, Schaub is also staring down his first career pro-bowl appearance. 

As soon as the Texans acquire help for star WR Andre Johnson and when Slaton develops into the threat he was in his college years, The Texans will be a playoff contending team in what is one of the hardest divisons in the NFL.