Football is a young man’s game. Players are typically drafted out of college at the age of 21 or 22, and the average NFL career lasts just three seasons. Those fortunate enough to still be playing after they hit 30 years old are exceptional and those still around at age 35 are a rarity.
These are 25 players that are still producing at a high level even as they’re entering their 12th, 13th, 14th season, and even more. It doesn’t include those currently unsigned which means players like Terrell Owens, Donovan McNabb, and Plaxico Burress are ineligible. And it also doesn’t include those that have retired, so while Brett Favre is probably still talented enough to edge out many of the guys on this list, you won’t see him on here.