The accolades keep coming for the greatest kicker of all time, as he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the NFL.
Adam Vinatieri had himself a good Sunday. He helped the Colts win 42-28, and broke the all-time scoring record in the process. For his efforts, he was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. The Colts are definitely proud of this accomplishment.
The award was likely because of him breaking the record. He didn’t have a spectacular day or anything. He hit two field goals, with a long of 26 yards and 4 extra points. But it was the significance of those field goals and extra points in regards to the record that got him this award.
Vinatieri is the oldest player in the league. He has been in the league since 1996. That’s before a lot of the rookies were even born. The amount of consistency he has been able to kick with in his career has been simply astounding.
But don’t expect him to quit anytime soon. He said as long as he still feels he can do it, he is going to continue to kick. Based on his season so far, he still has a few years left in him. The bye week should help him get completely healthy from his groin injury as well.
This isn’t the first award he has received, and it certainly won’t be the last. But he should enjoy every single one of them as they come around. And it’s his goal to celebrate one last Super Bowl.