Tracking 10 quarterbacks as they age
After initially retiring from the Packers, Favre came back to play for the Jets and Vikings. As a 40-year-old playing for Minnesota in 2009, Favre had one of his best statistical seasons ever, but the Vikings fell to the Saints in the NFC Championship game.
At 44-years-old, he now serves as a high school football offensive coordinator for Oak Grove high school in Mississippi. Favre helped lead the program to its first state championship.
After falling short as a younger man, he won his two championships after age 36. The Denver Bronco was a Super Bowl MVP in his final contest.
Elway, 53, now serves as the Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager for the same team he won two Super Bowls with.
One of the most versatile and efficient quarterbacks ever, Steve Young threw 36 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions in a season at the age of 37. He led the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl victories and earned the NFL Most Valuable Player award twice.
Young, 52, now works for ESPN as an NFL analyst.
As strange as it was to see the 49ers great in a Chiefs uniform, Joe Montana played reasonably well after joining Kansas City at age 37, twice leading the franchise to the playoffs.
Montanta, 58, currently particpates in speaking and real estate ventures, according to Sports Illustrated.
Warren Moon made the Hall of Fame on the strength of his play after turning 37. He threw for 8,492 yards the next two seasons during the latter of his career.
Moon is now a broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks and is the founder and president of Sports Marketing 1.
Age caught up with the man with the lightning release. The Miami Dolphins legend was solid at age 37 (23 touchdowns, 15 interceptions) but mediocre at age 38 (12 touchdowns, 17 interceptions).
Marino, now 52, went on to broadcast for CBS for over a decade.
The New York Giants quarterback became more efficient with age. Phil Simms posted his two best completion percentages after turning 37.
Simms, 59, now serves as a sportscaster for CBS.
How would the Washington Redskins leader have played in his late 30s? We'll never know. Lawrence Taylor snapped Joe Theismann's leg at 36 years and three months, when he was still productive.
In the last five years, the 64-year-old has particpated in sportscasting and acting.
Battered long before he turned 30, Joe Namath was broken by the time he was 32. The Jets had enough after he went 4-17 over two seasons, and then he limped through four starts as a Ram. Namath is now 71 years old.
Another late bloomer, Steve DeBerg was 21-10 at ages 36 and 37. He had been 28-67-1 prior to that. Five years after retiring, he returned at age 44 to become the oldest quarterback to start a game.
Since his retirement, DeBerg, 60, has served as a head coach and assistant coach in the Arena Football League.