Ranking Youngest NFL Players in 2022

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Indianapolis Colts safety Nick Cross (20) sprints across the field during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, in Indianapolis.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jan 19, 2023, 7:00 AM
  • Here are the 10 youngest NFL players in 2022.
  • Nick Cross (20 years old entering Week 1) is the youngest.

Everyone knows Tom Brady leads the list of oldest NFL players for 2022 at age 45, but what about the youngest?

Safety Nick Cross of the Indianapolis Colts is the youngest, as he wasn’t even able to legally drink prior to Week 1. Cross plays mostly on special teams.

All of the top 10 youngest players in the league weren’t even born when Brady took his first regular-season NFL snap (Thanksgiving of 2000).

Several of these players are still playing in the NFL playoffs.

Below are the 10 youngest NFL players, with their ages as of Week 1 of the 2022 season.

Ranking Youngest NFL Players in 2022

PlayerTeamAge
Nick CrossColts20 years, 11 months, 25 days
Cordale FlottGiants21 years, 11 days
Isaiah SpillerChargers21 years, 26 days
Drake LondonFalcons21 years, 1 month, 11 days
Derek Stingley JrTexans21 years, 2 months, 17 days
Breece HallJets21 years, 3 months, 6 days
Tyler Smith (tie)Cowboys21 years, 5 months, 3 days
George Karlaftis (tie)Chiefs21 years, 5 months, 3 days
Jameson WilliamsLions21 years, 5 months, 21 days
Kyle HamiltonRavens21 years, 5 months, 11 days

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”