Among those veterans are some who may be making their pro football All-Star game appearance.
Take Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons as a prime example.
He was, without question, definitely worthy of earning another trip to the Pro Bowl. That said, Gonzalez is also turning age 37 after this season.
The tight end position requires more and more from its players each season, and it will become increasingly difficult for Gonzalez to keep up with the Falcons' fast-paced attack. Now, age is not the sole reason either.
So to break it down, let's look at all the factors involved regarding why Gonzalez and the following veterans may be appearing in their final Pro Bowl.