Adam Vinatieri Reportedly Plans to Return for 23rd NFL Season

  • Adam Vinatieri Reportedly Plans to Return for 23rd NFL Season

Adam Vinatieri Reportedly Plans to Return for 23rd NFL Season

After inking a new contract with Colts, 45-year-old kicker Adam Vinatieri took a veiled shot at Grigson. Vinatieri would surpass that with just 58 points in 2018.

Finding a quality kicker is nearly as hard as finding a quality quarterback in today's National Football League, so it was essential that the Colts bring back Vinatieri as they try to improve on their dismal 4-12 record from 2017.

Playing in 2018 gives the 45-year-old kicker a chance to break the NFL's all-time scoring record, a mark now held by Hall of Famer Morten Andersen (2,544 points).

Another person who was thrilled to bring Vinatieri back was owner Jim Irsay, who called him "The G.O.A.T".

The Colts have made it official with Adam Vinatieri.

As colleague Jared Dubin noted yesterday, only George Blanda, Morten Anderson and John Carney can boast being older NFL players, with Blanda (48!), Anderson (47) and Carney (46) all playing in the league at a riper age.

The Colts will have plenty of other areas to address but they won't have to worry about finding a new kicker as Vinatieri will be a Colt for at least another season.

"The last couple of years of not making the playoffs and stuff was a real frustration", Vinatieri said. Louis Rams and 2003 against the Carolina Panthers. This included continued sharpness from beyond 50 yards nailing five of six attempts with a season-long of 54 yards. Two of those misses came in blizzardlike conditions in Buffalo last season.