Patriots Legend Adam Vinatieri Officially Retires From NFL At 48 Years Old

Vinatieri is the NFL's all-time scoring leader


May 26, 2021

At long last, Adam Vinatieri has retired.

During an appearance Wednesday on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Vinatieri revealed he recently submitted his retirement papers to the NFL. The 48-year-old will call it a career after a remarkable 25-year run.

“By Friday, if paperwork goes in, you heard it hear first,” Vinatieri said.

Watch Vinatieri discuss his retirement in the below video, which does include some NSFW language at the beginning:

Vinatieri spent the first 10 years of his career with the New England Patriots, with whom he became a legend. His game-winning kick in Super Bowl XXXVI is one of the most memorable plays in NFL history, and he repeated the feat two years later in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

The South Dakota native signed with the Colts in 2006 and spent the final 14 seasons of his career in Indianapolis. That’s right: Vinatieri spent more time as a Colt than he did a Patriot.

Vinatieri did not play in 2019. He retires as the NFL’s all-time scoring leader.

Thumbnail photo via Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports Images
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