The 45 year old kicker is close to re-signing with the Colts on a one year deal, according to multiple reports.
Adam Vinatieri isn’t done yet. The kicker had said he didn’t want to retire yet, and it seems as if the Colts want him back as well. According to multiple reports, Indianapolis and Vinatieri are close to coming to terms on a one year deal to bring Vinatieri back to Indy.
Vinatieri has been kicking in the NFL for 22 seasons. This next season would be his 23rd. He has been with the Colts longer than he had been with the Patriots, being in Indy for 12 seasons while being in New England for 10.
The Colts have been happy with his production since he came to Indy. He has been incredibly consistent in his kicking, and he is only 57 points away from being the all-time leading scorer in NFL history. It seems like it would be a good fit for him to come back.
The Colts could use a man like Vinatieri in the locker-room. He is a veteran who is a good mentor to younger players. He also is able to deal with adversity well. The Colts would have a tough time finding a better kicker than him to replace him.
Vinatieri is also a fan favorite. He is able to still kick the ball from distance. Last year he had a long field goal of 54 yards. He had a 96.8% field goal percentage in 2014, which is an incredible statistic. The Colts need a good kicker to maximize the amount of possible points they can score.
According to the reports, the deal is going to be done soon. Colts fans should be happy to have him back, and he should still be able to perform his duties at a high level.