With 39-year-old placekicker Sebastian Janikowski released by the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady remains the final player from the 2000 NFL Draft on the team that picked him.
Other than Janikowski, defensive lineman John Abraham was the only first-rounder from the Class of 2000 to play until 2014, but that occurred with various teams after being picked by the New York Jets.
From the 2001 NFL Draft, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is the lone athlete still active.
The first-overall pick from 2003, Carson Palmer, just wrapped up a long and productive career that started with the Cincinnati Bengals and closed with the Arizona Cardinals. Two other first-rounders, Terence Newman and Terrell Suggs, remain the only active players from that class along with third-rounder Jason Witten.
On average, NFL players have careers that last an average of only 3.3 seasons.