08 Mar 2011
Tiki Barber has apparently filed papers to come out of retirement, which just seems like a colossally ridiculous decision. In fact, allow me to colossally ridicule it right here. Barber is going to be 36 in a couple months. Nobody wants a 36-year-old running back who hasn't played in four years. The oldest halfbacks in the NFL last season were Fred Taylor and Kevin Faulk at age 34. The former is going to retire and the latter might retire as well. Who on earth is Barber kidding?
By the way, top rushing seasons at age 36+ since 1978:
Marcus Allen: 830 yards, 1996
John Riggins: 677 yards, 1985
Marcus Allen: 505 yards, 1997
MacArthur Lane: 277 yards, 1978
61 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2011, 12:50pm by William Lloyd Garrision III
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.