Adam Vinatieri returning to Colts on one-year deal in search of NFL’s all-time scoring record
Adam Vinatieri, the 45-year-old four-time Super Bowl winner and future Hall of Famer, is returning to the Colts on a one-year deal for his 23rd NFL campaign, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Thursday.
Vinatieri, who is currently No. 2 on the all-time scoring list with 2,487 points, needs 58 more points to surpass Hall of Famer Morten Andersen for the NFL record.
Vinatieri converted more than 85 percent of his field-goal tries in 2017, his 12th season with the Colts. An undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State in 1996, Vinatieri spent his first 10 seasons with the New England Patriots, where he won his first three Super Bowls, two of which were decided by Vinatieri’s right leg, before collecting his fourth Lombardi in his first season in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis could lose another free agent who’s likely Canton-bound, 34-year-old RB Frank Gore, but Vinatieri appears set to finish his remarkable career that spans four different U.S. presidents, five Super Bowls, seven head coaches and 30 postseason games, as a member of the Colts.