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Average Age of Every NFL Roster: Bucs Oldest, Browns Youngest

Average Age of Every NFL Roster: Bucs Oldest, Browns Youngest
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Tom Brady looks to continue his winning streak against Father Time starting on Sunday and he's taking the entire 53-man Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster with him. 

Thanks in larger part to Brady, who turned 45 on Aug. 3, the Buccaneers 53-man roster has an average age of 27 years, 5 months, and 13 days as of Sept. 5. 

Bookies.com examined all 32 NFL 53-man active rosters and did the math (with some help) on each of the 1,696 players listed to determine the average age for each team. Our numbers are based on the average age for those on an active NFL roster at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 5. 

The New Orleans Saints have the second-oldest average roster age, just 11 days behind the Buccaneers at 27 years, 5 months and 2 days. If Brady was "just 40" instead of 45, Tampa Bay's average age would slip down to 27 years, 4 months and 16 days - and the team would be ranked second overall. 

The Arizona Cardinals, Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots round out our top five oldest teams. They are also the only teams whose rosters average at least 27 years of age.

The youngest team on our list is the Cleveland Browns. Their 53-man roster averages 25 years, 4 months, and 11 days old.  


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The Browns have an even two-month edge over the second-youngest team in the league, the Atlanta Falcons.

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NFL Rosters By Average Age: Oldest To Youngest

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. 

RankTeamAverage Roster Age
1. (Oldest)Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
27 years
5 months
13 days
2.New Orleans
Saints
27 years
5 months
2 days
3.Arizona
Cardinals
27 years
4 months
16 days
4.Las Vegas
Raiders
27 years
3 months
9 days
5.New England
Patriots
27 years
1 months
22 days
6.Houston
Texans
26 years
10 months
1 day
7.

Miami
Dolphins

26 years
9 months
27 day
8.Buffalo
Bills
26 years
9 months
14 days
9.San Francisco
49ers
26 years
8 months
25 days
10.Tennessee
Titans
26 years
8 months
22 days
11.Seattle
Seahawks
26 years
8 months
11 days
12.Los Angeles
Chargers
26 years
7 months
23 days
13.Indianapolis
Colts
26 years
7 months
8 days
14.Chicago
Bears
26 years
5 months
23 days
15.Baltimore
Ravens
26 years
5 months
19 days
16.Denver
Broncos
26 years
5 months
5 (.51) days
17.Green Bay
Packers
26 years
5 months
5(.21) days
18.New York
Jets
26 years
4 months
25 days
19.Cincinnati
Bengals
26 years
3 months
20 days
20.Philadelphia
Eagles
26 years
2 months
31 days
21.Pittsburgh
Steelers
26 years
1 months
27 days
22.New York
Giants
26 years
1 months
14 days
23.Minnesota
Vikings
26 years
1 months
11 days
24.Carolina
Panthers
26 years
1 months
8 days
25.Kansas City
Chiefs
26 years
1 months
6 days
26.Washington
Commanders
26 years
0 month
23 days
27.Los Angeles
Rams
25 years
11 months
27 days
28.Jackonsville
Jaguars
25 years
11 months
7 days
29.Dallas
Cowboys
25 years
9 months,
5 days
30.Detroit
Lions
25 years
9 months
5 days
31.Atlanta
Falcons
25 years
6 months
11 days
32. (Youngest)Cleveland
Browns
25 years
4 months
11 days

NOTE: Our rosters were the most current available as of press time. The arithmetic was performed using an Excel formula to determine the difference in days between each player’s birthdate and Sept. 5, 2022. We then converted that number into years, months, and days. 

NFL 53-man rosters were finalized at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30. But scores of changes have been made since, with multiple players being re-signed by their original teams after being initially cut, placed on practice squads, injured reserve, traded, or claimed off waivers.

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Rams, Chiefs Show Surprising Focus On Youth

The Super Bowl 56 champion LA Rams, despite multiple trades that have depleted their future draft picks, are the sixth youngest team on our list, averaging just 25 years, 11 months, 27 days on their 53-man roster. The Rams are +450 at BetMGM to win the NFC and +1100 at BetMGM to repeat as Super Bowl champions. 

They begin the season on Thursday, with a game at SoFi against the Bills. The Rams have just 15 players age 27 and over. They boast 24 players under the age of 25. Four are under 23.


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The Kansas City Chiefs are the No. 2 pick to win the AFC at +500 at BetMGM, and the No. 3 pick to win the Super Bowl at +1000 on the same site. They are all-in on their youth movement and have the eighth-youngest roster in our survey at 26 years, 1 months, and 6 days. They traded Tyreek Hill, age 28, this offseason.

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How Old Is The Average NFL Player?

According to our data, the mean (or average) age of every NFL player is 26 years, 5 months, and 12 days. That translates to a March 26, 1996 birthdate. 

There are 21 teams whose players average 26 years old in age, and six whose rosters average 25 years and under. The average age for the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos is the same: 26 years, 6 months, 5 days. The Broncos hold the tiebreaker because their total age in terms of days is slightly higher.

The spread between our top three teams is just 27 days. And the average ages of five teams on our list (Chicago, Denver, Green Bay, Baltimore, and the Jets) are separated by just 28 days. 

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Oldest & Youngest Players Have Familiar, Surprise Names

Of the 1,696 players surveyed, Brady is both the oldest and the only one born during the 1970s. Brady is joined in the “Over 40” club by Arizona punter Andy Lee, who reached the milestone Aug. 11. The Cowboys signed 40-year-old offensive tackle Jason Peters Monday. 

The youngest player across all rosters is rookie Nick Cross of the Indianapolis Colts. Cross, taken in the third round of the 2022 draft, was born on Sept. 10, 2001. He turns 21 on Saturday, a day before Colts’ opener at Houston. 

Here are the 10 oldest players currently in the NFL, with their age in years, months, and days as of Sept. 5. 

10 Oldest Players In The NFL This Season

Player Team Pos. YR MO DAY
Tom BradyTBQB4511
Andy LeeARIP 40025
Robbie GouldSFK 39830
Aaron RodgersGBQB 3894
Marcedes LewisGBTE 38318
Clark HarrisCINLS 38125
Mason CrosbyGBK 371128
Nick FolkNEK 37930
Joe FlaccoNYJQB 37719
Matt RyanINDQB 37320

Here are the 10 youngest players currently in the NFL, with their age in years, months, and days as of Sept. 5. All of the players listed below were born after Brady took his first NFL snap on Thanksgiving Day in 2000. 

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10 Youngest Players In The NFL This Season 

Player Team Pos. YR MO DAY
1. Nick CrossINDS201125
2. Cordale FlottNYGCB 21011
3. Isaiah Spiller LACRB 21026
4. Drake London ATLWR 21111
5. Derek Stingley Jr HOUCB 21217
6. Breece Hall NYJRB 2136
7. Tyler Smith (tie)DALOL 2153
(Tie) George Karlaftis KCDE 2153
9. Jameson WilliamsDET WR 21521
10. Kyle Hamilton BALS 21511

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Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.