Chicago Bears 2021 roster skews older than most
Now that the draft is over and rosters are set for the most part, we are able to compare every roster in the NFL. A study was recently done that averaged out the ages of every team in the NFL and determined that the Chicago Bears have one of the ten oldest rosters in the NFL.
Below you can see the entire list. The gap between 11 and 24 is less than a year for what it is worth, but at 25.53 the Chicago Bears are one of the older rosters in the NFL.
The only teams older include the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Bucs, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, and SF 49ers. For the most part these teams are viewed as contenders, so it is not like it is a bad thing that the Bears roster is so old.
However, it is worth noting that in the coming years, the Bears should try to focus on maintaining a younger roster, and not getting caught up in keeping players beyond their prime.
This Chicago Bears ranking in the list is aided by a few veterans who are older than most. To start, in Nick Foles and Andy Dalton they have two quarterbacks over the age of the 30. Not many teams can say the same.
Beyond that Jimmy Graham is 34, Akiem Hicks, and Danny Trevathan are 31, and Tashaun Gipson and Robert Quinn are 30. This group will weigh them down.
It is worth noting that all of them become much more movable after this season, and the Bears are not locked into these guys beyond this year. Considering Justin Fields and Teven Jenkins being the core at LT and QB moving forward, and infusion of youth could come very quick.