Yes, it’s only the preseason. We get it. However, that doesn’t make Adam Vinatieri’s 57-yard field goal any less impressive.
During the waning moments of the first quarter in the Indianapolis Colts’ exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens, the 45-year-old kicker smashed the 57-yarder through the uprights.
Vinatieri even let out a little fist-pump to celebrate.
📺: ESPN pic.twitter.com/aHpq9EWwwy
— NFL (@NFL) August 21, 2018
There will be plenty who are unimpressed because it’s merely a preseason game. And at them, we will scoff.
Vinatieri has connected on 559 field goals throughout his 22-year career, and his longest is 57 yards. That happened during the 2002 season with the New England Patriots.
So, he matched a personal-best kick Monday night. We’re here to celebrate him for it.
Lmao Vinatieri is incredible
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) August 21, 2018
Your life depends on a 50 yard FG, you are picking Adam Vinatieri to make the kick.
— Scott Kacsmar (@ScottKacsmar) August 21, 2018
The side angle of Adam Vinatieri nailing a 57-yard FG is astonishing. He makes it looks like he's attempting a PAT.
— Alex Perlman (@arperlman) August 21, 2018
Adam Vinatieri is 45 years old, and he just made a 57-yard FG that looked like it would've been good from 65. What in the world.
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) August 21, 2018
Adam Vinatieri is the 🐐
— Casey (@CoachRowe_) August 21, 2018