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.
A.

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 is the oldest player in the NFL right now?

    Here are five names of players who will be on the long in the tooth list, assuming they play later this year:
    • Adam Vinatieri, 43. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
    • Phil Dawson, 41. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
    • Matt Bryant, 40. (Josh D.
    • Matt Hasselbeck, 40. (Matt Kryger/The Star)
    • Shane Lechler, 39.
    • Tom Brady, 38.
  • How many players are in the entire NFL?

    Each NFL team is allowed to have 53 players on its roster (plus a five-player practice squad). As of 2011, the NFL has 32 teams, making a total of 1,696 players. According to an estimate by Plunkett Research, the average NFL player salary in the 2010-2011 season was $1.9 million.
  • What year did Dan Marino retire from the NFL?

    -At age 36, Dan Marino saw his decline. His quarterback rating dropped to 80.7, his touchdowns plummeted to 17, and only in his rookie year did he produce fewer passing yards in a full season. He lasted two more seasons before retirement.
B.

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
  • Who is the youngest player to play in the NFL?

    Okoye was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft. He is the youngest player to ever be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft at only 19 years old. He was the highest draft pick to come out of the University of Louisville since the AFL-NFL merger.
  • 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.
  • Who is the oldest player in the NFL right now?

    Here are five names of players who will be on the long in the tooth list, assuming they play later this year:
    • Adam Vinatieri, 43. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
    • Phil Dawson, 41. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
    • Matt Bryant, 40. (Josh D.
    • Matt Hasselbeck, 40. (Matt Kryger/The Star)
    • Shane Lechler, 39.
    • Tom Brady, 38.
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.
  • What is the most seasons played in the NFL?

    All-time most appearances (minimum 200 games played)
    RankNamePosition
    1Morten Andersen*K ^
    2Gary AndersonK
    3Jeff FeaglesP ^
    4George Blanda*K, QB
  • Who is the oldest active player in the NBA?

    The youngest player ever to play in the NBA was Andrew Bynum, who played his first game six days after his 18th birthday. The oldest active player is Sacramento Kings guard/forward Vince Carter, who is currently 41 years old.
  • 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.

Updated: 3rd October 2019

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