PhillyVoice.com has posted their post-final cuts age ranking again and the Rams are once again notable high (low?) on the list. LA’s current 52-man roster has an average age of 25.1, which is the same age the Rams roster was at final cuts in 2017 when they were entering a season with the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, and ranks as the third-youngest in the league.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have the youngest roster at an average age of 24.9, followed by the Miami Dolphins at 25 even. The Rams had the youngest roster in the league every year from 2012 to 2016, then ranked second, fourth, and 10th in the following three seasons. So 2019 was LA’s oldest roster since at least 2011 and now they went down from an average age of 25.6 to 25.1.
The Atlanta Falcons have the oldest roster at 26.9 years of age.
The youngest roster last season was the Dolphins and they went 5-11, but some teams did have success with a comparable average age. The Seattle Seahawks ranked fourth, the Green Bay Packers ranked fifth and the Minnesota Vikings ranked sixth, all of whom made the playoffs and are highly regarded in the NFC entering 2020. The New England Patriots also had the oldest roster and made the postseason, though they seemed to get worse as the year went on.
Speaking of which, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went from having the second-youngest roster in the NFL to seventh-oldest after acquiring Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, LeSean McCoy and Ryan Succop this offseason.
The Rams went the other way after parting ways with Clay Matthews, Eric Weddle, Aqib Talib and Greg Zuerlein.