Football, at any level, is a particularly grueling and demanding sport, both mentally but more so physically. And so anytime the oldest NFL players play more than the average amount of years, it deserves a round of applause.
For instance, according to Statista, a kicker on average plays 4.8 seasons in the NFL before retiring. A quarterback plays 4.4, and a lineman is around the same as the league’s overall average which is three years.
And now that Adam Vinatieri, one of the great NFL kickers of all time, retired from the sport at the age of 47, there is now a new oldest NFL player in the league. Can you guess who it is?
The 14 Oldest NFL Players:
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Tom Brady, 43
On top of being the oldest active NFL player, he’s also one of the wealthiest with a net worth of $200 million! And don’t even get us started on how much his wife is worth! Note, Tom isn’t even the breadwinner!
Josh McCown, 41
Josh McCown has manage to have a very long career and has played with a lot of teams! His net worth sits around $16 million!
L.P. Ladouceur, 40
This long snapper isn’t think about retirement, at least not before the 2021 season begins. Ladouceur’s net worth is estimated around $1 million to $5 million.
Matt Schaub, 39
Still under a 2-year, 3.7 million dollar contract, Matt Schaub is worth an estimated $40 million! That’s certainly nothing to scoff at!
Andrew Whitworth, 39
This defensive tackle is well beyond the average career and many think he’s just getting better with age! And he’s not thinking about retirement any time soon! His net worth stands around $47 million.
Ben Roethlisberger, 39
Much like Tom Brady, Ben has become well-known under center and is also expected to find himself a seat in the Hall of Fame. That is when he decides to retire. Ben is currently worth a cool $100 million.
Don Muhlbach, 39
Another impressive long snapper with a long career, Muhlback is worth $1.1 million!
Sam Koch, 38
Will he be in the Hall of Fame one day? Well, Koch will have to retire as a punter for time to tell! Either way, he has made an impressive living doing what he does best and is worth around $4 million!
Jason Peters, 38
If you’re a quarterback you want Jason Peters protecting you! And did you know he was originally a tight end! How wild is that? Now, this former undrafted free agent is worth $20 million! Wow!
Frank Gore, 38
Gore may not be the oldest in the NFL but he is the oldest active running back in the NFL! And he’s worth a whopping $30 million!
Ryan Fitzpatrick, 38
Known for his flashy ways, Ryan Fitzpatrick would need a hefty salary to keep up with his appearance. So it’s a good thing he’s worth roughly $18 million!
Robbie Gould, 38
The Bears’ all-time leading scorer hopes to one day retire with the Bears even though he is currently under contract with the 49ers! We don’t know when that will be exactly but we do know this kicker is worth around $22 million!
Larry Fitzgerald, 37
Looking towards his 17th season, Larry Fitzgerald Jr. is one of the most well-know wide receivers in the league! He is worth a cool $50 million! Wowza!
Richie Incognito, 37
Currently with the Raiders, this offensive guard has made a big name for himself! And he’s definitely earned the $10 million he is worth!
There you have it! So many athletes well into their 30s and still playing at the top of their game! How incredible is that?
Who is your favorite player on this list? And who is your favorite player of all time?
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people's lives.
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