The oldest NFL player still playing 2023 are Jason Peters, Aaron Rodgers, Robbie Gould, Clark Harris, Nick Folk and Mason Crosby.
The veteran player is a great inspiration because they show that age is just a number. With dedication and passion for the game, one can continue to compete at the highest level of professional sports.
Players must put in endless hours of practice, training, and gameplay while also experiencing excellent physical strain.
Even the youngest player may be unable to handle long hours of training and game time, but the old dawgs continued to do it on the field, and their performance remained outstanding.
Tom Brady is the best quarterback who retired at the age of 45 in 2023. He was named to two NFL all-decade teams and was selected to the 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019.
Below we have listed the 12 oldest players in the National Football League right now:
1. Jason Peters- 41 Years Old
Jason Peters is one of the oldest NFL players still playing as an offensive tackle. Jason signed with the Dallas Cowboys practice team in 2022 and is now a free agent.
He has spent five years with Buffalo Bills, eleven years with Philadelphia Eagles, and one with the Chicago Bears.
Started playing professionally in 2004, Jason has played in 234 regular seasons of NFL games. He was chosen to start at left tackle on the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2007 with the Bills.
Also, playing for the Eagles and Bills he was selected for the Pro Bowl nine times. He was a starter in the 2010 and 2011 Pro Bowls and was chosen for the 2010 second-team All-Pro team.
Peters signed in with the Bears in 2021 and started in 15 out of 17 games.
2. Andy Lee – 40 Years Old
Andy Lee is the football punter for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Andy started playing professionally in 2004 with the San Francisco 49ers.
He is the only 2004 NFL Draft class player still playing today at 40. For three years, he played college football at the University of Pittsburg for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team.
Andy was drafted by the 49ers and spent nine seasons with the team. In 2011, he was selected for his third Pro Bowl and was awarded First-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
At the end of the season with the 49ers, he participated in Super Bowl XLVII. After that, Lee was traded to the Cleveland Browns for an NFL draft pick in the seventh round and traded to Carolina Panthers in 2018.
Playing with the Browns and Panthers, he signed in with Arizona Cardinals in 2017. In his NFL career, he has participated in 297 games.
3. Robbie Gould – 40 Years Old
Robbie Gould is a football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. Robbie is the eighth-most successful placekicker in NFL history.
He has been with the 49ers since 2017. Gould started his professional career with New England Patriots in 2005 as an undrafted free agent.
Then Robbie was signed in by the Chicago Bears and won the NFC special player of the Week for his games again the Saints.
In the 2011 season, Gould played in all 16 games and made 28 of 32 field goal attempts.
He became the second player in the Bear’s history to score the 1000th point and won the Ed Block Courage Award in 2016.
After spending ten years with the Bears, Gould signed in with the New York Giants for one year. With the 49ers, Robbie was selected as an alternate to the 2018 Pro Bowl.
4. Aaron Rodgers – 39 Years Old
Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Aaron played professionally for the Packers in 2005.
He is the one of the greatest and the most talented quarterbacks of all time. In 2010, Rodgers helped the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl XLV.
Aaron started as the team’s starting quarterback in 2008. Rodgers is second in the NFL’s all-time regular season passer rating chart and a four-time ESPY Award winner for Best NFL Player.
He received the Associated Press Athlete of the Year award in 2011 and was chosen as the league MVP for the four NFL seasons.
Aaron Rodgers is the fifth player to earn NFL MVP in back-to-back seasons. He was ranked third on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022 list.
5. Mason Crosby – 38 Years Old
Mason Crosby is a football placekicker for the Green Bay Packers who is a free agent. Mason has played for the Packers since 2007.
Before starting his professional career, he played college football for three years at the University of Colorado Boulder on the Colorado Buffaloes football team.
During his college career as a senior, he was chosen as a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Crosby participated in the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV championship team against the Pittsburgh Steelers while playing for the Packers.
He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in 2015 for his performance in the Vikings match.
Crosby made 25 of 29 field goal tries and 37 of 39 extra point attempts in 2022, helping the Packers finish 8-9 and miss the playoffs.
6. Clark Harris – 38 Years Old
Clark Harris is a football long-snapper for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Clark played football professionally in 2007 for the Green Bay Packers.
Before joining the Bengals, he played for the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions.
With the Bengals, Clark participated in all sixteen games from the 2010 to 2013 seasons and won the AFC Division championship.
During high school, he played as a tight end and defensive end. He also performed long snapping tasks, earning a spot on the Super 100 football team of the New Jersey Football Coaches Association.
Also, he earned first-team All-Big East honor and was the Scarlet Knights’ long snapper. Apart from his football career, he competed in track and played basketball.
7. Marcedes Lewis – 38 Yeas Old
Marcedes Lewis is a football tight end in the NFL currently without a team. Mercedes played football professionally for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006.
He spent 12 seasons with the Jaguars and in week 12’s game with the Buffalo Bills he scored his first career touchdown.
In 2012, he recorded his first game with at least 100 receiving yards in the final game of the regular season against the Tennessee Titans, recording seven receptions for 103 receiving yards.
Marcedes signed in with the Green Bay Packers in 2018 and got his first touchdown as a Packer, a one-yard reception from Aaron Rodgers.
He had 15 receptions for 156 receiving yards and one receiving score towards the end of the 2019 season.
During college, he played for the UCLA Bruins Football Team for three years and won the John Mackey Award. As a member of the 2022 class, he was inducted into the UCLA Athletes Hall of Fame.
8. Joe Flacco – 38 Years Old
Joe Flacco is a football quarterback who is now a free agent. Joe started playing professionally for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008.
During his time at Ravens, he participated in three AFC Championship games and the team won the AFC North twice. His teammates placed him 58th on the list of the NFL’s top 100 players in 20.
After his successful career with the Ravens, he played with Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Flacco leads all quarterbacks who haven’t played in a Pro Bowl in their career throwing yards and touchdowns.
Joe played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team in 2003 and was transferred to the University of Delaware.
9. Nick Folk – 38 Years Old
Nick Folk is a football placekicker for the New England Patriots of the NFL. Nick started playing football professionally in 2007 with Dallas Cowboys.
He played with the Cowboys for two years and was named to the Pro Bowl.
After that, the New York Jets signed Nick and head coach Rex Ryan mocked Folk’s early performances during the team’s offseason workouts.
He was then signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017 and Folk joined the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football in 2019 after failing to land another NFL deal.
Folk re-signed with the Patriots on March 15, 2022, for a two-year, $5 million contract. He made his 57th consecutive field goal under 50 yards breaking the NFL record for most consecutive field goals.
10. Matt Overton – 37 Years Old
Matt Overton is a football long-snapper who is a free agent. Matt started playing professionally for the Tri-Cities Fever of the af2 in 2008.
In 2007, the Seattle Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent after he played college football for Western Washington.
Matt played for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, and Jacksonville Jaguars during his professional career.
He was chosen to the Pro Bowl in 2013 and received recognition for his reliable and exact snapping talents.
Matt joined UFL as a member of Omaha Nighthawks and they protected him for the 2011 season after he established himself as the league’s best long snapper.
11. Josh Johnson – 36 Years Old
Quarterback Josh Johnson is a free agent in 2023. Josh played in the XFL, Alliance of American Football, and United Football League.
He started playing football professionally in 2008 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
During his NFL career, Johnson has played for numerous teams, including the Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, and Detroit Lions.
Due to his time spent with 15 different NFL clubs, he has been referred to as a classic journeyman quarterback.
In 2023, Johnson replaced injured quarterback Brock Purdy in the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
12. Calais Campbell – 36 Years Old
Calais Campbell is the football defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Calais played football professionally in 2008 for the Arizona Cardinals.
Before playing for the Cardinals, he played college football at Miami where he recorded 2.5 sacks, 24 total tackles, and three passes defended.
Campbell played nine seasons with the Cardinals and signed in with Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017. He played three seasons with them and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Decade Team.
With his successful career with the Cardinals and Jaguars, he signed in with Baltimore Ravens in 2020 and was named to the Pro Bowl.