After the final 53-man cutdowns, it has been resolved that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the youngest team in the NFL, with an average age of just 25.3 years. In contrast, the New York Jets possess the oldest roster in the league this year, with an average age of 28.9 years, followed by the New Orleans Saints at 28.5 years.
The acquisition of Aaron Rodgers, who is now 39 years old, has been the contributing factor that has propelled the Jets to the top of the list. The veteran quarterback, in the meantime, suffered a season-ending injury in the Week 1 clash against the Bills.
It’s worth noting that although the Jets have the oldest roster in the league, they also have the second-youngest defense in the NFL, with an average age of just 24.1 years.
Oldest NFL players in 2023
Jason Peters, Robbie Gould, and Andy Lee are currently playing football even though they are above the age of 40. Peters is the oldest among them at 41 years old. Additionally, Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby, Clark Harris, Joe Flacco, Nick Folk, Matt Overton, and Marcedes Lewis are also playing football and are either at or above the age of 38.
Youngest NFL players in 2023
The NFL has a good mix of players belonging to different age groups. Although there are many players who are over 35 years old, there are also some players who are below 25 years old and considered the youngest in the league.
Recently, Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow, Jaire Alexander, and Minkah Fitzpatrick have just turned 26. The youngest player in the league this season will be Isaiah Spiller, who plays as a running back for the Los Angeles Chargers and is only 21 years old. Here is a list of some of the young stars who are below 25 years old and making a name for themselves in the league: