Just like that, fourth-year quarterback Josh Allen became the oldest starting signal-caller in the AFC East. He already held the title of longest-tenured starter, but now at the ripe old age of 25, he’s the elder statesman.
Cam Newton was released by the New England Patriots on Tuesday, who named Mac Jones as their starting quarterback. Jones turns 23 in September and is the first rookie QB to start opening day for the Patriots since Drew Bledsoe in 1993.
Tua Tagovailoa is currently the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback. With multiple reports saying the Houston Texans are holding onto Deshaun Watson, Tua will be the second-oldest starting QB in the division. He turned 23 in March. (If Watson does end up in Miami, he’s about ten months older than Allen.)
The New York Jets have Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback. Wilson turned 22 earlier in August and brings up the rear as the youngest starting QB in the division.
Last time that every team in the same division started a QB 25 years old or younger in their season opener was the 1973 AFC Central, with Terry Bradshaw, Ken Anderson, Dan Pastorini and Mike Phipps, per @eliassports. pic.twitter.com/0qRoGwFctG— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021