Average Age of Each Super Bowl 57 Roster
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Youth will be on the side of the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57.
The Chiefs have the younger overall roster vs. the Philadelphia Eagles heading into The Big Game.
The Chiefs' roster will average 26 years, 7 months, 13 days on Sunday. The average age on Philadelphia's roster will be 27 years, 1 month, 26 days.
Much to the delight of Roger Goodell and the NFL marketing arm, the two quarterbacks in Super Bowl 57 are "Young Guns" who have either yet to approach their prime or are enjoying it on the front end. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts turned 24 just before the start of the NFL season. He was born on August 8, 1998. He is younger than back-to-back college football national championship QB Stetson Bennett IV of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was 26 when he played at State Farm Stadium in Week 1 of this season. He turned 27 on September 17.
Super Bowl Sunday - Average Roster Age
Here is the average age of each 53-man roster for the teams playing in Super Bowl 57.
NOTE: The arithmetic was performed using an Excel formula to determine the difference in days between each player’s birthdate and February 12, 2023 - the date of Super Bowl 57. We then converted that number into years, months, and days. These are 53-man rosters as of publication, with the potential for slight change due to injury, etc.
Super Bowl 57 Roster Breakdown: Oldest & Youngest
The Chiefs opened as 2.5-point favorites on Kansas betting apps but the line swung as much as 5 points in the other direction before settling with the Eagles as 1.5-point favorites. The total is 50.5.
Kansas City backup QB Chad Henne will be the oldest player on a Super Bowl roster this weekend at 37 years, 7 months and 12 days old on Super Bowl Sunday. Punter Brett Kern is the oldest player on the Eagles at 36 years, 11 months, 25 days on Sunday.
Mahomes will be 27 years, 4 months and 28 days old Sunday. Hurts will be 24 years, 6 months, 7 days old on Sunday. Kansas City rookie George Karlaftis was born in Athens, Greece on April 3, 2001. He will be 21 years, 10 months and 10 days old on Sunday. The youngest player on the Eagles at kickoff Sunday will be linebacker Nakobe Dean at 22 years, 2 months, 1 day.
10 Oldest Players For Super Bowl 57
Here are the 10 oldest players (with their age in years, months, and days) expected to play for the Chiefs or Eagles on Super Bowl Sunday.
10 Youngest Players For Super Bowl 57
Here are the 10 youngest players (with their age in years, months, and days) expected to play for the Chiefs or Eagles on Super Bowl Sunday.
Week 1 NFL Rosters : Oldest To Youngest
Before the 2022-23 season, Bookies.com examined each of the 53-man active rosters for all 32 teams. We did the math (with some help) on each of the league's 1,696 players listed to determine the mean age for each team, and the youngest and oldest rosters in the NFL.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 45-year-old QB Tom Brady had the oldest roster in the NFL in Week 1, while the Cleveland Browns had the youngest.
For the first time since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, all eight quarterbacks who started in the Divisional Round of the playoffs were 30 or younger. Gone after the Wild Card round were the old GOATs like Aaron Rodgers or Brady.
Of the 1,696 players surveyed before Week 1, Brady was both the oldest and the only one born during the 1970s. Brady was joined in the “Over 40” club by Arizona punter Andy Lee, who reached the milestone Aug. 11.
The youngest player across all rosters in Week 1 was rookie Nick Cross of the Indianapolis Colts. Cross, taken in the third round of the 2022 draft, was born on Sept. 10, 2001. He turned 21 a day before the Colts’ season-opener at Houston.
Here is a list of each NFL team with the average age of its active 53-man roster as of Sept. 5, listed in years, months, and days. The teams are listed in descending order with the oldest first.
Age Did Not Serve Brady & The Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the oldest roster in the NFL in Week 1. That was in no small part due to Tom Brady, who turned 45 on Aug. 3.
The Buccaneers' 53-man roster had an average age of 27 years, 5 months, and 13 days when the NFL season began. Age did not suit the Buccaneers, who stumbled to an NFC South title and an 8-9 regular season record before losing to Dallas 31-14 in the Wild Card round.
The New Orleans Saints had the second-oldest average roster age, just 11 days behind the Buccaneers at 27 years, 5 months and 2 days. They missed the playoffs. If Brady was "just 40" instead of 45, Tampa Bay's average age would have slipped down to 27 years, 4 months and 16 days - and Tampa Bay would have ranked second overall.
The Arizona Cardinals, Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots rounded out our top five oldest teams. They were also the only teams whose rosters averaged at least 27 years of age. They, too, all missed the postseason.
The youngest team on our list was the Cleveland Browns. Their 53-man roster averaged 25 years, 4 months, and 11 days old. They missed the playoffs, too.
How Old Is The Average NFL Player?
According to our data, the average age of every NFL player at the start of Week 1 was 26 years, 5 months, and 12 days. That translates to a March 26, 1996 birthdate.
There were 21 teams whose players averaged 26 years old in age, and six whose rosters averaged 25 years and under. The average age for the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos was the same: 26 years, 6 months, 5 days. The Broncos held the tiebreaker because their total age in terms of days is slightly higher.