Legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri is authoritatively hanging up his cleats.
Vinatieri, who is 48 years of age, shown up on the “Pat McAfee Show” on Wednesday, and he was gotten some information about his NFL career since he hasn’t played since the 2019 season. That is actually when the four-time Super Bowl champion indicated retirement.
“Should we just make it real?” Vinatieri said. “Should we just say ‘Hey, we’re done?’ We’re riding off into the sunset. You want it to be live on your show that Vinny’s officially done? Is that what you want?”
McAfee, who was a colleague of Vinatieri’s on the Indianapolis Colts, reacted by saying, “I don’t want that but if it’s gonna happen, happy it’s happening here. I would like that to be known. Don’t feel obligated. Don’t feel forced.”
Vinatieri replied back: “Put it this way, today’s Wednesday. By Friday, if paperwork goes in, you heard it here first.”
Vinatieri, who will retire as the league’s all-time leading scorer with 2,673 points, had a successful career with the New England Patriots and the Colts.
He was a key piece in aiding Peyton Manning and the Colts win Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears, yet Vinatieri might be most popular for kicking the match-winning field goals in both Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XXXVIII as a member of the Patriots.
Vinatieri, who is a certain wagered to make the Hall of Fame, effectively changed over an NFL record 599 field goals in his career.