Colts and Kicker Adam Vinatieri Agree on Contract Extension


The Colts have locked up their Hall of Fame kicker for the 2018 season as they’ve agreed to a contract extension with Adam Vinatieri.

Adam Vinatieri has already cemented himself as one of the greatest kickers in league history, but he’s not done yet as he will return to Indianapolis for his 23rd NFL season at age 45.

Per Adam Schefter, the Colts and Vinatieri have reached an agreement on a one-year deal as he is only 58 points shy of passing Hall of Famer Morten Andersen for the NFL’s all-time scoring record.

Vinatieri had a bit of a down season last year hitting only 29-of-34 field goal attempts, but two of those misses came in the infamous blizzard game in Buffalo and another two of those missed attempts came in extremely windy conditions in Baltimore.

The Colts’ new special teams coach “Bubba” Ventrone has got to be excited to work with Vinatieri for another year as Indianapolis will try to continue their tradition of having one of the league’s best special teams units.

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Finding a quality kicker is almost as difficult as finding a quality quarterback in today’s NFL, so it was essential that the Colts bring back Vinatieri as they try to improve on their dismal 4-12 record from 2017.

With Vinatieri back in uniform, Indianapolis hopes they can make their games actually mean something this season so he will be able to make some of his patented clutch field goals. Getting Vinatieri to agree to an extension was the first move of an incredibly important offseason for Chris Ballard and the rest of the Colts’ front office.

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