1996: Vinatieri (UDFA) is still active 1997: Tony Gonzalez retired in 2013 1998: Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Matt Hasselbeck retired in 2015 1999: Champ Bailey and Brandon Stokley retired in 2013 2000: The Goat is still active 2001: Drew Brees is still active 2002: Julius Peppers and Josh McCown (maybe) retired in 2018. 2003: Terrell Suggs is Still active. 2004 is where there starts to be a lot still active with 7 players: Eli, Roethlisberger, Larry Fitzgerald, Philip Rivers, Ben Watson, Matt Schaub, Andy Lee (P), Donnie Jones (P). I only call these out because the Patriots drafted two of the remaining players and I don't know if it's been pointed out but the Watson signing now means there's another player from the first part of the dynasty on the roster. Throw in Adam and it's amazing they have 3 left in the league. 2005: 12 2006: 13 2007: 16, but three may retire and one Ryan Khalil did.