Sure, 30 may be the new 20 and hitting the big 4-0 is no longer as old as it used to be.á But for the NFL, you pretty much have to double those years to equate age.á For running backs, hitting 30 is more dreaded than reaching 40, 50, or even up to 100.
Being a wide receiver it's not as bad, but they will most likely start getting less looks and won't be able to get as open, as well.á Quarterbacks are able to continue playing and succeeding a little longer (i.e. Brett Favre), but even then, at least lose a little step.
With young bucks like Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco racking up numbers, those ages now seem even more senile.á This season there have been a few players who are trying to push the limits of the fountain of youth, but are now to the point where they have to resurrect Pon ...
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Article written by Aaron Liebman