Let’s just get one thing out of the way. Forty years old is NOT that old. Now, having said that, do you think you could suit up and still play in the NFL on Sunday’s? This is obviously completely hypothetical so pretend for the moment that you have the skill to do so.
It’d be tempting wouldn’t it? But then there’s that sore shoulder, popping shoulder and bad knee. And you probably didn’t even play football beyond high school, if you even played at all. Let’s not forget that beer gut either.
Now that you thought about all your aches and pains, think about how these guys must’ve felt after years of abuse in the NFL. And they still played into their forties.
The names, stats and all the details are right here from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.