Adam Vinatieri Officially Retires: Greatest Kicker Of All Time?

Former New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri announced he is retiring from the NFL after a remarkable 25-year run.

Vinatieri, 48, played in the NFL from 1996 to 2019–10 years with New England and 14 years with Indianapolis.

He won three Super Bowls with the Patriots (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX) and one with the Colts (XLI). He made three Pro Bowls during his career, and was 599 of 715 (83.8%) on field goals during his career with a long of 57. He will finish his career as the all-time leading scorer in the NFL.

His most storied kicks include a game-winner in whiteout conditions against the Oakland Raiders in the AFC playoffs after the 2001 season and a game-winning field goal in both Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XXXVIII.

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