A well over two decades on the NFL field, Adam Vinatieri has announced to hang his boots this Wednesday. He passed his retirement news on the Pat McAfee Show.
After leading on his announcement with SiriusXM radio host Pat McAfee, he started, “By Friday, if paperwork goes in, you heard it here first.”
“Adam Vinatieri is the greatest kicker of all time. His consistency, mental toughness, and performance under pressure were legendary. I am honored to have coached Adam. He is in the rarest of the echelon of athletes whose career accomplishments may never be matched.” –Bill Belichick
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Brief Glance on Adam Vinatieri
Vinatieri initially made his professional debut in 1996. At present, he is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and a first-team All-Pro pick three times.
Altogether, Adam has made twenty-nine winning game kicks and also, leads the kickers in the Super Bowl wins. Additionally, his career statistics constituents of 242 regular-season wins.
Following it, he depicts 715 goal attempts and has played in 47 different stadiums. Not to mention, he is also the third-oldest player to appear in an NFL game.
Overall, if his announcement of retiring goes on the way, it will end the longest and distinguished career in the NFL.
In the end, his former teammate Reggie Wayne also congratulated Adam for his retirement on Twitter.
“Congrats on your retirement bro. It was a pleasure to sit back and watch #greatness for many years.” -Reggie Wayne