1. Drew Brees, QB (42 years old in 2020 season)
Everyone knew when clicking on this article that Drew Brees was going to be the oldest player. He’s the only member of the New Orleans Saints who has played well into their 40s, playing his final game as a Saint just two days after celebrating his 42nd birthday.
Brees spent the first five years of his career with the San Diego Chargers, who drafted him in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. At first, Brees was looking like a bust but something changed with him when the Chargers drafted Philip Rivers in 2004. Brees was motivated to shed that bust label and he did just that.
With the Chargers deciding to stick with Rivers following the 2005 season, Brees was able to sign elsewhere and chose the Saints, who had just come off a tough season. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans ahead of the ’05 season, so the Saints had to play all of their home games outside of New Orleans.
Brees and Sean Payton rejuvenated the city of New Orleans and the Saints organization and fans will always be grateful to him for that. He spent 15 years in the black and gold and won this team and this town its only Super Bowl championship.
It was unfortunate that his final game was a playoff loss with very few fans in the stands.
So, there you have it, Saints fans. The four oldest NFL players to ever wear the black and gold.