The National Football League recently announced this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, and on the list are everyone from stalwarts like Tom Brady to undrafted free agent rookie Phillip Lindsay. There’s a massive 17 years difference of age between the two — in fact, there’s an average age differential of a decade between Pro Bowl QBs and RBs this year — and this divide also stands out when we look at NFL Pro Bowlers average years of experience by position.
It’s not breaking news that running backs tend to be much younger than those lining up behind center, but this year’s Pro Bowl data shows that quarterbacks possess 9.3 years more experience in the league than their backfield mates.
It’s also interesting to note that Pro Bowl centers are nearly three years older than the men lined up on either side of them (the Pro Bowl lumps tackles and guards together, which accounts for the 5.3 years of age in the graph).
The second-youngest group in the postseason classic behind running backs? That would belong to the strong safety position.
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