Who was the oldest NFL quarterback?: The New York Jets and their supporters were devastated when star quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a huge setback seconds into the NFL season. Rodgers, a crucial player, tore his Achilles tendon four plays into the game, shocking the football community.
After the Jets’ major loss, Rodgers’ future seemed uncertain. Many analysts believed this horrific tragedy may sideline him until 2024. Rodgers, who turns 40 in December, raised concerns about his ability to recover quickly from such a serious injury.
Who was the oldest NFL quarterback?
A viral video of Aaron Rodgers’ remarkable growth went viral. Rodgers threw passes easily at MetLife Stadium 15 weeks following groundbreaking surgery. This incredible performance shows his persistence and how medical advances are changing how sportsmen recover from injuries.
Tom Brady became the oldest NFL player after refusing to retire. The six-time Super Bowl champion was the oldest NFL MVP at 45 and the lone NFL player in his 40s. Does Brady become the oldest NFL quarterback?
Which NFL QB is oldest?
Brady must wait three years to become the oldest NFL quarterback. After retiring aged 48 in 1976, Chicago Bears quarterback George Blanda was the oldest player and quarterback in league history.
Blanda, who played 26 seasons in pro football, was the first to celebrate a Silver Anniversary. He played 10 years with the Chicago Bears, seven with the Houston Oilers, and nine with the Oakland Raiders.
In 1970, he was voted quarterback of the year and “Player Who Best Exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Oakland Raiders”.
The NFL’s second-oldest quarterback, John Nesser, retired aged 45. Brady unretired and played in the NFL, but they are tied for second. Nesser played for the Columbus Panhandlers, the original NFL club, in 1909.
The third-oldest NFL player, Tom Brady
The Brady saga ended. Aged 44, he retired. Two months later, he controversially unretired before the 2022 season, divorcing Gisele Bundchen on his 45th birthday and facing a disappointing season.
Brady’s former Patriots colleague Adam Vinatieri and Saints quarterback Drew Brees were the other 40-year-old NFL players in 2020. Brady was alone in the 40s in 2021 after they both retired.