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8 Oldest Players Currently Playing in The NFL

Playing in the NFL is not usually something that most players do for an extensive period of time.

This is because the mental and physical tolls that it has on the body is astronomical.

This is one of the main reasons why NFL players are so highly valued and respected.

However, there are numerous players that do remain in the league for an extensive period of time, whether they started earlier or later.

In this article, I will list the 8 oldest players currently active in the NFL. After reading, visit FanDuel for the best NFL odds and hedge your bets on these modern-day gladiators.

1) Tom Brady (August 3 1977 – Present)

Tom Brady is one of the most renowned players in the NFL and is one of the oldest quarterbacks to ever play in the league.

Prior to 2020, Tom Brady played for the New England Patriots. He had originally been drafted in 2000 as a backup quarterback.

In the same season, he was promoted to starting quarterback, and he has held this position ever since.

During early 2020, NFL announced that he would not re-sign with the New England Patriots, which ended his 20-year tenure with his much-loved team. However, he has not retired from the sport entirely.

2) Jason Peters (January 22, 1982 – Present)

Jason Peters is an offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears. He originally played with the Philadelphia Eagles, which is where he spent the vast majority of his career.

He is a highly valued and much-respected player, irrespective of his age.

3) Andy Lee (August 11, 1982 – Present)

Andy Lee plays as a punter with the Arizona Cardinals. He has been active in the NFL for 18 years.

He is also set to play in the 2022 season irrespective of being 40 years old.

Like numerous other players that have been outlined on this list, he played numerous sports during high school, participating in basketball and baseball before playing football professionally.

Lee was the starting punter at the University of Pittsburgh for numerous seasons prior to playing for the Arizona Cardinals.

He was also a semi-finalist for the Ray Guy Award during his senior year in college.

4) Robbie Gould (December 6, 1982 – Present)

Robbie Gould currently plays as a placekicker with San Francisco 49ers. He was been active at the team since 2017.

Prior to playing for San Francisco, Gould also played for the New York Giants after a decade playing at the Chicago Bears.

While playing for the Bears, he also became the all-time leading scorer for the franchise.

5) Aaron Rodgers (December 2, 1983 – Present)

Aaron Rodgers is the second-oldest quarterback active in the NFL, coming in second place to Tom Brady.

Despite the fact that he has only ever won a single Super Bowl in 2011, he is still considered to be one of the most talented quarterbacks in the history of the NFL.

Rogers’ name has become affiliated with the Green Bay Packers as he has played for the Packers since the start of his professional career in 2005.

While the Packers have always been renowned for being a popular team, Rodgers has undoubtedly helped to elevate them to greatness.

6) Marcedes Lewis (May 19, 1984 – Present)

Marcedes Lewis is in his late 30s. He is a renowned NFL player who plays as a tight end for the Green Bay Packers.

He initially joined the team in 2018.

7) Clark Harris (July 10, 1984)

Clark Harris currently plays as a long snapper with the Cincinnati Bengals. He joined the team in 2009 after playing briefly for the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans.

During high school, Harris played as a tight end and defensive end. Despite his success during high school, his college career was not as distinguished. However, he has since established himself as a key player within the league.

8) Matt Prater (August 10, 1984)

Matt Prater has played in the NFL for 16+ years and has played for various teams within the league.

He is currently a placekicker for the Arizona Cardinals. Prater started out when he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2006.

After playing in the preseason, he was released and spent the remainder of the season as a free agent.

However, during 2007 he played for both the Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons before eventually singing with the Denver Broncos.

Denver remained at the Broncos for seven years thereafter before signing for the Lions again until 2020.

During March 2021, Prater signed a two-year contract with his current team, the Arizona Cardinals.


To conclude, this article has outlined the 8 oldest football players within the NFL.

These players have established themselves as some of the most long standing players within the league, playing for a range of high profile teams while increasing their skill sets with age and experience.

Some of the players that I have outlined are arguably more well known than others, however, they have all established themselves with longevity which can only be admired and praised.

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Salman Ahmad is a seasoned writer for CTN News, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the platform. With a knack for concise yet impactful storytelling, he crafts articles that captivate readers and provide valuable insights. Ahmad's writing style strikes a balance between casual and professional, making complex topics accessible without compromising depth.

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