Patriots have an NFL-high 15 players over 30

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Tom Brady is the oldest player on the Patriots, but he has plenty of company if he wants someone to commiserate with about these young 20-somethings with their Fortnite addictions.

The Patriots have 15 players who are 30 or older, the most in the NFL, as noted by Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com.

After the 41-year-old Brady, the next-oldest player in New England is the newly arrived tight end Ben Watson, who is 38. Stephen Gostkowski is 35, and Matthew Slater, Brian Hoyer, Julian Edelman and Michael Bennett are all 33. Newly arrived Demaryius Thomas is 31, as are twin brotehrs Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung and Marcus Cannon. Three players are 30: Dontrelle Inman, James Develin and Nate Ebner.

Although Bill Belichick doesn’t hesitate to bring in older veterans, he has also always prioritized accumulating draft picks, and the Patriots’ influx of young players this year is among the best additions of talent of any team in the NFL. The Patriots have an enviable combination of a lot of experience and plenty of youth as well.

45 responses to “Patriots have an NFL-high 15 players over 30

  1. Players need to be smart, team-first, and hardworking to be successful in NE. Those are qualities that are sorely lacking with many younger players who believe they are privileged, me-first, and owed success.

  2. No way they are repeating if the rams just remembered how too play football they would have been blown away.

  3. I like the look of the 2019 edition. Certainly a deep roster, most notably in the defensive backfield. If Gordon gets back on the field, that would be a welcome bonus as well.

  4. jets2469 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    No way they are repeating if the rams just remembered how too play football they would have been blown away.
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    The Patriots’ defense got stronger and stronger throughput the playoffs, and that defense had a lot to do with the Rams inability to find sustained success. NE is a deeper and more talented team this year so their odds are pretty good.

  5. No one takes anything a Jets’ fan has to say about winning seriously. Maybe if the boy-genius wasn’t too busy trying to get Bill’s autograph and take a selfie with him he would’ve realized that the Pats D was poised to shut down his “vaunted” offense to a paltry 260 yards, 14 first downs and 3 points.

  6. jets2469 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    No way they are repeating if the rams just remembered how too play football they would have been blown away.
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    Go back and watch the highlights of Hightower pancaking the Rams TE trying to block him. The Patriots D destroyed the Rams offense all game, though as a Jets fan I’m sure you’d prefer to believe that it was all some sort of fluke.

  7. charliecharger says:
    May 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    Twelve of the 15 are 33 or younger, and of the 3 remaining, one is Tom Brady and one is the kicker. They’re still a very young team.
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    OMG! You actually researched this! You didn’t just react? How sad…

  8. jets2469 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    No way they are repeating if the rams just remembered how too play football they would have been blown away.

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    Not just the Rams, had any of their opponents played better than they did then that opponent would have won. Shoulda-woulda works everywhere.

  9. Bucs 4 “over 30” guys might be down to 1 by the time the season starts. Demar Dotson, Evan Smith, Andre Ellington, and J Pierre-Paul are all candidates to be axed at the deadline.

  10. ricko1112 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    charliecharger says:
    May 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    Twelve of the 15 are 33 or younger, and of the 3 remaining, one is Tom Brady and one is the kicker. They’re still a very young team.
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    OMG! You actually researched this! You didn’t just react? How sad…

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    so if you just react and dont add value or facts, thats a good thing?

    These are your PFT posters

  11. jets2469 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    No way they are repeating if the rams just remembered how too play football they would have been blown away.

    Keep dreaming sonny. BTW if the refs just remembered how to ref in the NFC Championship the Rams wouldn’t have even been playing in the game.

  12. nfl1818 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    ricko1112 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    charliecharger says:
    May 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    Twelve of the 15 are 33 or younger, and of the 3 remaining, one is Tom Brady and one is the kicker. They’re still a very young team.
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    OMG! You actually researched this! You didn’t just react? How sad…

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    so if you just react and dont add value or facts, thats a good thing?

    These are your PFT posters
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    Simple minds missed the point…

  13. as the over the hill olde farts represent the savvy n smart which in a particular or rather brainy kind of team system does tend to do a tad better the the younger ones representing the speedy n stupid but the pats tend to need both just make sure each type is in the right position to play come game day eh.

  14. I Am So Proud to have witnessed The Greatest Franchise In Sporting History set a bar that is unlikely to be duplicated. Lesser franchise minions may continue to predict the eventual fall of The Dynasty…but is 25 years a football lifetime?

  15. Kraft is the oldest “player” of them all. He just does his best work off the field.

  16. Dcpat – never heard of the Yankees eh?

    And what’s to be proud of? It’s easy being a Pats fan. It’s like rooting for the House in blackjack.

  17. Love all the haters every single one of them are from NY ever notice that? What’s the matter tired of being the doormat of each league? Wahahahahahahaha enjoy Eli Giants fans washed up spaghetti arm who only made it to 2 Superbowls because he was fortunate enough to play on the Giants when their defense DOMINATED the league, and his GH using brother finally figured it out and left Indy for Denver and was gifted his second Superbowl even though he now holds the record for worst QBR of any Superbowl winning quarterback EVER.

  18. Brady hit the wall last year. He’s going to be Trubisky tier this year. Gonna be a long on in Foxborough.

  19. Leman Russ says:
    May 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Brady hit the wall last year.
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    What tipped you off? Was it lighting up the Chargers, or those TD drives to win in KC? Or maybe it was hoisting the Lombardi in February?

  20. How do we know it is the best addition of any team in the NFL? What a over the top statement.

  21. ricko1112 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 5:35 pm
    nfl1818 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    ricko1112 says:
    May 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    charliecharger says:
    May 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    Twelve of the 15 are 33 or younger, and of the 3 remaining, one is Tom Brady and one is the kicker. They’re still a very young team.
    ——-
    OMG! You actually researched this! You didn’t just react? How sad…

    **********************
    so if you just react and dont add value or facts, thats a good thing?

    These are your PFT posters
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    Simple minds missed the point…
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    (1) your sarcasm needs work and (2) apparently we are on the same page but rather than point that out, you choose to insult – still a cesspool this place

  22. exinsidetrader says:
    May 26, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    “Old Man” strength is real. I pity the rest of the NFL.

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    Other teams have aging rosters and it’s a joke. Pats do it and fanboys lap it up. What a joke. Can’t wait til this team reverts back to where it was before lucking into B+B where people outside of NE forgot the Pats were even a team.

  23. 15 players over 30? how many of those 15 have rings? we know b watson and d thomas r two those 15, they both have rings so i wonder about whom the other 13 are and their ring status too.

  24. It’s not a question of how many already have rings. The question is how many of them that do not have one will get one. The answer is all of them that make the roster. I know this because it was the answer to a Jeperoady question.

  25. just a few years ago there were articles about them suddenly having the youngest roster in the league. youngest, oldest, dead in the middle, never matters, he gets PLAYERS and always puts together a team no one wants to play.

  26. The Rams did not “forget” how to play its just that BB, while game planning, saw how the Bears slowed them down. Do not show your defensive scheme until after the communication between him and mcvay is turned off and make Goff confused. Simple really. You can’t play QB from the sideline and when you do not allow your QB to audible your in trouble. Then the headcoach does not adjust, check mate.

  27. mmmpierogi says:
    May 26, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Can’t wait til this team reverts back to where it was before lucking into B+B where people outside of NE forgot the Pats were even a team.
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    The Patriots traded a first round pick to the Jets for the right to hire Belichick, so obviously Kraft had identified him as THE guy he wanted. Is that “lucking into it”?

    And then BB and his staff identified and developed Brady.

    Is no one accountable for anything in your world? Is it all just dumb luck and random chance?

  28. Leman Russ says:
    May 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm
    Brady hit the wall last year. He’s going to be Trubisky tier this year. Gonna be a long on in Foxborough.
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    Yeah, your right he just destroyed the Chargers, Destroyed the Chiefs and won SB 53 but, your right, he really hit the wall LOL

  29. aarons444 says:
    May 30, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Old.

    Cap hell.

    Say hi to the 49ers on your way down.
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    Experienced.

    Best cap management in the NFL.

    Several more years chasing SBs with the current crew.

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