Finding young talent is crucial for NFL teams looking to win a Super Bowl. Here are the 25 best players in the league under 25 years of age.
Tom Brady might be lighting up NFL defenses at the age of 44, but general managers looking to build Super Bowl contenders know that finding young talent is crucial for a franchise’s championship hopes. That’s why teams fortunate enough to have at least one player on this list have a big advantage compared to their peers.
Football is still largely a young man’s game. Most players hit their prime in their 20s but it’s easy to see who has superstar talent before they hit the age of 25. The following 25 players are the best guys in the NFL who started the 2021 season at 25 or younger.
25. Kyle Pitts
Pitts came into the league with sky-high expectations but his rookie campaign started off slowly for the Falcons. His 10 catch, 119-yard performance against the Jets in London will be remembered as the tight end’s breakout game for years to come.
The former Florida standout terrorizes opposing defensive backs by being a player with tight end size and wide receiver skills. He’s the very definition of a matchup nightmare wherever he lines up.
Atlanta is poised to undertake a rebuild before they’re ready to be playoff contenders once again, but Pitts gives them an offensive superstar to build around. He’s the future of the NFL at the tight end position.