Adam Vinatieri was the oldest player in the NFL by a long shot last season, and he hopes to maintain that honor by playing in his 23rd NFL season this upcoming season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the scoop here, along with some really cool facts about Vinatieri’s extensive run.
Free-agent-to-be, 45-year-old kicker Adam Vinatieri intends to kick this upcoming season, his 23rd in the NFL, per source. Here’s how long he has lasted: Vinatieri already has spent two more seasons in Indianapolis (12) than he did in New England (10).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 20, 2018
A shoo-in Hall of Famer when he finally does hang up the cleats, Vinatieri needs just seven more made field goals to obtain the NFL’s all-time top mark over Morten Anderson.
He’s legendary for his ability to make game-winning kicks in the biggest games. No doubt, he’ll find work this summer.