What NFL player has been in the NFL the longest?

George Blanda, who played both as a kicker and a quarterback, has the longest NFL career of all time, playing for 26 seasons in total. Quarterbacks not only have a longer career than the average NFL player, but they command the highest salaries in the league.
A.

Who has played the most years in the NFL?

All-time most appearances (minimum 200 games played)
RankNamePosition
1Morten Andersen*K ^
2Gary AndersonK
3Jeff FeaglesP ^
4George Blanda*K, QB
  • What NFL player has been in the NFL the longest?

    George Blanda, who played both as a kicker and a quarterback, has the longest NFL career of all time, playing for 26 seasons in total. Quarterbacks not only have a longer career than the average NFL player, but they command the highest salaries in the league.
  • Who has been playing in the NFL the longest?

    In 2000, he became the NFL's all-time leading scorer, eclipsing George Blanda – a record Anderson held until his retirement in 2004. He left the game at the age of 45 after 23 years in the NFL, which is the third-longest playing tenure to date.
  • How many NFL teams have had a perfect season?

    Apart from the 1972 Dolphins, three NFL teams have completed undefeated and untied regular seasons: the 1934 Chicago Bears, the 1942 Chicago Bears, and the 2007 New England Patriots.
B.

Who is the oldest active player in the NFL?

Adam Vinatieri, right, is set to be the oldest player in the NFL this season. With Jason Hanson retiring, the honor of being the oldest player in the NFL now goes to fellow kicker Adam Vinatieri. In fact, seven of the 10 oldest players currently on an NFL roster are special teams players.
  • Who is the oldest?

    100 verified oldest people
    RankNameAge
    1Jeanne Calment122 years, 164 days
    2Sarah Knauss119 years, 97 days
    3Nabi Tajima117 years, 260 days
    4Lucy Hannah117 years, 248 days
  • How fast was Sandy Koufax's fastball?

    Consider that great fastball pitchers are tiny increments ahead of one another, and that the great Koufax was never timed faster than 93.2; the notion that Feller threw more than 7 mph faster than Ryan is dazzling. That the gap between Ryan and any pitcher could be 7 mph invites some skepticism.
  • Who holds the record for most home runs in a season?

    Most Home Runs in One Season—45 or More
    HRPlayer/TeamYear
    73Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.)2001
    70Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.)1998
    66Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.)1998
    65Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.)1999
C.

Who is the oldest player to ever play in the NFL?

Oldest Player. Legendary quarterback and hall of famer George Blanda played in the NFL from 1948 until 1976, when he was 48. He played for 26 seasons, a record. And until 2000, he held the record of most points scored in a career, with 2,002.
  • How old was Martin Anderson when he retired?

    Dec 8, 2008.
    Associated Press.
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Kicker Morten Andersen, the NFL's career-leading scorer, is retiring because of knee problems. The 48-year-old Dane, who scored 2,544 points during his 25-year career, played for the Atlanta Falcons the past two seasons but wasn't able to get a contract this year.
  • What football team did Terry Bradshaw play for?

    Born on September 2, 1948, in Shreveport, Louisiana, professional football player Terry Bradshaw was named an All-American while playing for Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. The first player selected in the 1970 NFL draft, Bradshaw went to great success with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Who has played the most years in the NBA?

    List of National Basketball Association seasons played leaders
    • Robert Parish was the first to play 21 seasons in the NBA, currently tied for the most in league history.
    • Kevin Garnett began his career with Minnesota, returning later and tying the record of 21 seasons played in 2016.
    • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989 with a then-record of 20 seasons played.

Updated: 3rd October 2019

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