Adam Vinatieri: NFL all-time scoring leader and four-time Super Bowl champion kicker retires
Adam Winatery – the NFL’s undisputed leader with 2673 points The 48-year-old has spent 24 years in the league with the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts; kicker won four Super Bowls and is expected to enter the Hall of Fame
Kicker Adam Vinateri, four-time Super Bowl champion and NFL’s top scorer, has officially announced his retirement from the league after 24 seasons.
Vignetri was not signed last season. He suffered a knee injury at the end of the 2019 season and was placed in the reserve pool of the Indianapolis Colts team. Before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, he underwent surgery, but in 2020 he did not play.
The former New England Patriot has set several records, including field goals scored (599), points scored (2673) and consecutive goals scored (44). He also had 231 regular season victories, a record in league history.
Three-time Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro picks (2002, 2004, 2014), Vinateri played in four Super Bowl winning teams (three in New England, one in Indianapolis).
Vinateri has scored 29 victorious strikes in his career, marked by the Patriots’ blizzard win against Oakland in the 2001 AFC Playoffs, as well as winning goals from a game in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII.
He also holds the NFL record for most goals per game in the postseason (56).
Vinateri, who left South Dakota in the 1996 NFL Draft, joined the league in the same season with the Patriots, where he remained throughout the 2005 season. He signed with the Colts in 2006 for the 2019 season.