Vinatieri has played 23 seasons in the NFL.
Adam Vinatieri has been a kicker in the NFL for 23 seasons now and is considered one of the best kickers to ever do it. He has been consistent throughout his entire career, playing with two teams in the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. The kicker is 46 years old and still wants to play in the NFL, despite having one of his worst games this past weekend when the Kansas City Chiefs dismantled the Colts.
According to a report from the Indianapolis CBS4, Colts general manager Chris Ballard would like to re-sign Vinatieri in the offseason and bring him back for a 24th season. Ballard told the Indianapolis Star “Do I think he can still kick in the league and be a really good kicker? Absolutely, I do."
“I don’t know if I’ve been around a special-teams player that has as much impact as Adam does in the locker room from a positive standpoint. All of our young guys that come in get to see Adam Vinatieri work, rehab, prepare his body every year, be a pro, handle the hard times, handle the good times,” Ballard continued.
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Vinatieri also talked to the Indianapolis Star where he discussed his future saying: “If they’re (the Colts) wanting, I can’t imagine (I’d) not keep playing, you know? I haven’t made the decision yet. I’ll spend a week or two and just kind of see where we’re at.”
Vinatieri made 23 of 27 field goals this season and broke the NFL record for most points scored by a single player.