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Average Age Of Each NFL Team In 2023-24: Oldest & Youngest

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Average Age Of Each NFL Team In 2023-24: Oldest & Youngest

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The Green Bay Packers are the youngest team in the NFL playoffs this season, with an average roster age of 25 years, 8 months, 3 days as of the final day of the regular season, according a data analysis based on each players birthdate. 

The Miami Dolphins are the oldest of the 14 NFL teams to make the postseason this year. Their average roster age is 27 years, 5 months, 14 days.

Despite being led by Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite C.J. Stroud at quarterback, the Houston Texans are close behind the Dolphins with an average roster age of 27 years, 5 months, 14 days. Stroud turned 22 during the regular season on October 1. 

Ahead of the 2023-24 playoffs, Bookies.com examined each of the 53-man rosters for all 14 teams used in Week 18 of the regular season.

We did the math (with some help) on each of the 742 players listed to determine the mean age for each team, and the youngest and oldest playoff rosters in the NFL as of January 7 (the final day of the regular season). All the ages here are as of that date unless otherwise noted. 

Unlike analyses published elsewhere, our data is based on each player's actual birthdate. Not their overall age. 

2023-24 NFL Playoff Teams - Average Age 

Here are 14 NFL playoff teams are listed from youngest to oldest. 

RANK TEAMYRSMOSDAYTOTAL DAYS
1.Green Bay Packers25839378.6
2.Dallas Cowboys264159632.3
3.LA Rams264179634.1
4.Detroit Lions266139691.8
5.Tampa Bay Buccaneers268209760.9
6.Kansas City Chiefs268309770.1
7.Pittsburgh Steelers27029864.4
8.Philadelphia Eagles271169909.4
9.Buffalo Bills272229943.7
10.Baltimore Ravens273179969.5
11.San Francisco 49ers2742010002.2
12.Cleveland Browns2742010002.6
13.Houston Texans275710020.7
14.Miami Dolphins2751410027.6

NOTE: The arithmetic was performed using an Excel formula to determine the difference in days between each player’s birthdate as of January 7, 2024. Our algorithm converted that number into years, months, and days. We used the Week 18 final 53-man active rosters of each team. 

NFL Teams By Age: Inside The Numbers

QB Joe Flacco is the oldest player in the postseason. He turns 39 on January 16. Thanks in part to Flacco's presence, the Cleveland Browns are 12th on our youngest-to-oldest list at 27 years, 4 months, 20 days.

Eagles CB Kelee Jahare-Hale Ringo is the youngest player in the postseason at 21 years, 6 months, 12 days. Detroit RB Jahmyr Gibbs is the youngest offensive player in the postseason at 21 years, 10 months, 8 days. 

The AFC top-seed Baltimore Ravens rank 10th on our list, with an average roster age of 27 years, 3 months, 17 days. They are followed by the San Francisco 49ers. Their average roster age is 27 years, 4 months, 20 days

Entering Week 1 of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were, by far, the youngest team in the NFL entering the post-Tom Brady Era. They are now the 5th youngest team thanks to several in-season moves with an average roster age of 26 years, 8 months, 20 days. 

2023-24 NFL Season Roster Age Breakdown

The New York Jets had the oldest player and overall roster in the NFL heading into the 2023 NFL season. It didn't help. 

The players on the Jets 53-man roster average age was 27 years, 4 months, 2 days old as of September 1. That put them ahead of the New Orleans Saints, who checked in at 27 years, 2 months, 23 days. QB Aaron Rodgers remains the NFL's elder statesman, taking the title from the retired-for-good Tom Brady. Rodgers was 39 years, 8 months, 30 days old as of September 1.

Unfortunately for the Jets, Rodgers went down on the fourth snap of the season - as did their playoff hopes. 

Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went all-in on their post-Brady rebuild. The Bucs were the youngest team in the NFL heading into the 2023 season. Tampa Bay had 13 rookies on its initial 53-man roster. The most in the NFL. Tampa Bay was the oldest team in the NFL a year ago. Tampa Bay can clinch the NFC South with a win in Week 18 at Carolina.

This was the first time since Brady turned 40 ahead of the 2017 season that the NFL does did not have a player 40 years old or over on any of its rosters in Week 1. 

The youngest player in the NFL as of September 1 was Arizona rookie linebacker B.J. Ojulari. The LSU product was just 20 years, 4 months, 28 days old. Ojulari was one of four players in the NFL as of September 1 who had yet to turn 21. 

Here is the list of all 32 NFL teams ranked by average roster age from oldest to youngest heading into the 2023-24 season. Teams are listed from oldest to youngest. 

2023 NFL Season - Week 1 Average Age

RANK TEAMYRSMOSDAYTOTAL DAYS
1. NY Jets27429984.66
2.New Orleans Saints272239944.86
3. Las Vegas Raiders2611209851.83
4. Buffalo Bills2611179848.11
5. New England Patriots261049805.38
6. Pittsburgh Steelers269139783.13
7. Houston Texans26979777.22
8. Chicago Bears268309770.16
9. Arizona Cardinals268229762.71
10. Jacksonville Jaguars267239732.67
11. Philadelphia Eagles267219730.39
12. San Francisco 49ers26719710.86
13. Miami Dolphins266269704.49
14. Cleveland Browns265129660.58
15. Detroit Lions26569654.77
16. Tennessee Titans26519649.70
17. Kansas City Chiefs264189635.75
18. Denver Broncos263179604.83
19. Minnesota Vikings26399596
20. Carolina Panthers262239579.66
21. Baltimore Ravens262189574.67
22. Washington Commanders26289654.23
23. NY Giants261209548.52
24. LA Rams26149532.37
25. Seattle Seahawks260109507.96
26. LA Chargers26059502.15
27. Dallas Cowboys2511249490.62
28. Indianapolis Colts251189474.75
29. Atlanta Falcons259119419.22
30. Cincinnati Bengals25999414.39
31. Green Bay Packers25729346.16
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers25519284.05

NOTE: The arithmetic was performed using an Excel formula to determine the difference in days between each player’s birthdate as of September 1. Our algorithm converted that number into years, months, and days. We used the initial 53-man rosters set by each team after the 4 p.m. August 30 cutdown deadline and all waiver wire claims. 

Oldest & Youngest Players: By The Numbers

10 Oldest NFL Players In 2023-24 As Of Week 1

Here are the 10 oldest players (with their ages in years, months, and days) in the NFL according to our roster survey and their ages as of September 1. They are listed in descending order by age. 

Player Team Pos. YR MO DAY TOTAL DAYS
1. Aaron RodgersNYJQB 3983014518
2. Marcedes Lewis CHITE 3931414349
3. Duane BrownNYJT 380113881
4. Matthew SlaterNEST/WR 37112213871
5. Brian HoyerLVQB37101813837
6. J.J. JansenCARLS 3771113733
7. Jon WeeksHOULS 3761413710
8. Thomas Morstead NYJP 3752513691
9. Morgan CoxTENLS 374513640
10. Jimmy GrahamNOTE 369713430

10 Youngest NFL Players In 2023-24 As Of Week 1 

Here are the 10 youngest players (with their age in years, months, and days) in the NFL according to our roster survey and their ages as of September 1. They listed in ascending  order by age. 

Player Team Pos. YR MO DAY TOTAL DAYS
1. B.J. Ojulari AZDE 204287454
2. Bijan Robinson ATLRB 20717518
3. Izzy Abanikanda NYJRB 2010267636
4. Tuli Tuipulotu LACOLB 2011287668
5. Christian GonzalezNECB21257735
6. Kelee Ringo PHICB 21267736
7. Anthony RichardsonINDQB 213117772
8. Kayshon Boutte NEWR 213267787
9. Jaylon Jones INDCB 214307821
10. Parker Washington JAXWR 215127834

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How Old Is The Average NFL Player?

According to our data, the average age of every NFL player as of September 1 was 26 years, 4 months, 22 days. That translates to a birthdate of April 9, 1997.

There are six teams who average roster age was below 26 years of age. There were 24 whose average roster age is between 26 and 27 years old. Two were over 27 years. 

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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.