They say Father Time is undefeated, and NFL players are probably the most affected in all of sports. However, there are a few players who walked away before the old man could land his haymaker.
As fans, we often romanticize a player to such an extent that we're not capable of acknowledging that the end has come. So there will be a few notable exceptions that you'll surely add to the comments section. And I'm sure you'll find one that is at least possible.
But I'm not in the game of naming long shots. I'm looking for those that have proven to still be capable. So click through to see which departed players could still get it done today.