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Who is the Oldest NFL Player?

Larry Rupp
A look at the oldest active player in the NFL.
A look at the oldest active player in the NFL. / Rob Carr/GettyImages
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Longevity is certainly not as common as it was once was it comes to the NFL. Injuries and constant wear and tear on the body can cause even the greatest athletes to hang it up earlier than expected. Taking a look at the oldest active player in the NFL may surprise you in a couple of ways.

Who is the Oldest Player in the NFL?

The oldest active player in the NFL is Los Angeles Ram's offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. Of course, the title belonged to quarterback Tom Brady before he announced his retirement following the conclusion of this season.

Andrew Whitworth Age

Whitworth is 40 years old and was born on December 12, 1981.

Andrew Whitworth Rams

Whitworth has been with the Rams for five seasons. He made the Pro Bowl with Los Angeles back in 2017 and was named to the All-Pro team as well. Overall, the veteran lineman has played in 71 games during his time spent as one of head coach Sean McVay's best players.

Andrew Whitworth Bengals History

It's worth noting that Whitworth spent the first 11 seasons of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. He racked up three Pro Bowl bids and one All-Pro selections in that span. Whitworth now gets to face his former team in Super Bowl 56 in hopes of earning the first Lombardi Trophy of his storied career.

Who is the Oldest NFL Player to Win a Super Bowl?

It shouldn't be surprising to hear that the oldest NFL player to win a Super Bowl was Brady. The three-time MVP was 43 years old when he guided the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a title in Super Bowl LV. He also took home the Super Bowl MVP honors in that game after passing for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns.


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