They say that Father Time catches up with everyone, but some wonder if that will happen to Tom Brady. The New England Patriots quarterback continues to play as if he were at his best, against players half his age and still winning.
The athlete, who many already consider the best of all time, will seek to join his legacy and win his sixth Super Bowl on February 3, 2019, when his team faces the Los Angeles Rams led by a quarterback from 24 years. Jared Goff Most people have their money in the older man. So how old is Brady and he’s the oldest quarterback ever to play in a Super Bowl? Here are the answers to those questions, plus the age and identity of the oldest player in the entire league.
The answer to that burning question is yes. Brady is the oldest quarterback to play a Super Bowl. We’ll have to wait and see the result of Super Bowl LIII, but currently the oldest quarterback to win the big game is Peyton Manning, who did it with the Denver Broncos at the age of 39.
The oldest general player to appear in a Super Bowl is former Indianapolis Colts kicker Matt Stover when he was 42 years old.
Who is the oldest player in the NFL?
Although Brady is the oldest quarterback in the league, he is not the oldest player. His former teammate and Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has been with him for several years.
Vinatieri, 46, has been in the league since 1996, won four Super Bowls and was selected for three Pro Bowls, so no one questioned the Colts’ decision to grant him a contract extension. Vinatieri will turn 47 next season and presumably Brady will be playing even longer than the player in the position.