LeGarrette Blount turned 30 in December, and that¡¯s typically a negative milestone for NFL running backs. Blount is unfazed. He said he feels like he could play for 100 more years.
During an appearance on NFL Total Access on Monday, Blount said that despite his age, he has plenty of gas left in the tank.
Game Kids Mika Zibanejad Jersey ¡°On that point, I feel great,¡± Blount said. ¡°I¡¯m in amazing shape. I feel like I could play 100 more years if I have to.”
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First of all, the oldest person on record, Jeanne Calment, had her age verified at 122 years and 164 days at the time of her death. If Blount plays 100 more years, he would exceed that mark by over seven full years, which seems unlikely.
Secondly, and more practically, running backs typically don¡¯t last long past age-30. Frank Gore, Darren Sproles and DeAngelo Williams are all 33, and they¡¯re still playing, but those three are the oldest running backs in the league right now. The concept of a 130-year-old running back seems like bit of a stretch.
Blount, of course, was not being literal. He was simply expressing his desire, as he looks toward free agency, to remain with the Patriots.
“I just want to make sure that I go to this free agency with an open mind knowing that I definitely want to go back to New England,” Blount said. “I love it there. I love the culture. I love the players. I’ve become close with a lot of the guys.¡±
If you noticed freshman Rubino last year, it was while he was missing two kicks during the Tennessee game. Upon return from Knoxville, though, he was mostly fine. He missed only the one PAT and was perfect on field goals inside of 40 yards.