Ten Players That Could Well Play Into Their 40s

May 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seeing players over the age of 40 going strong is nothing new. Clay Matthews, Bruce Smith, and Jerry Rice to name a few, simply got tired of playing the game, and quit. Who wants to do another month of training camp and go through a whole season just to not make the Super Bowl again right? We usually say that 30 is the age that most players begin to slow down. Yet, we aren't surprised if they continue to go strong for at least a few more years. Note that this list is not interested in doing all the complicated research and data, only looks at the oldest players still playing at a high level. And they don't have to be as good as they were at the age of 26, just as long as they're still playing at a solid level, like a starter or a pro bowl level. Kickers and Punters are not allowed in this category, since all you need is a strong leg to keep playing till you're forty. Like Matt Stover over there.Begin Slideshow

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