Average length of player careers in the NFL

The statistic depicts the average length of a player's career in the National Football League, considering different aspects influencing the length of a playing career. According to the source, the average career length is about 3.3 years for players across the NFL.

Average playing career length in the National Football League

Average career length in years
Kickers4.87
Quarterbacks4.44
League average3.3
Cornerbacks2.94
Wide receivers2.81
Running backs2.57
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of October 2018

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