Indianapolis Colts: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time
Adam Vinatieri is the all-time leading scorer in NFL history. He is unquestionably the best free agent the Colts have ever signed. He has played with the Colts since 2006, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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Vinatieri is the last player on the Colts’ roster to win a Super Bowl with the team, as he did so in 2006.
He is also the last player left to play on the 2009 team that played against the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. That right there shows you what he has brought to the table.
During that 2006 run, he scored all the Colts’ points against the Baltimore Ravens, as he went 5-5 on field goals while the Colts won, 15-6.
He also has kicked numerous game winning field goals, most recently against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12 of the 2018 season.
Vinatieri has given the Colts a steady leg to count on during his time in Indianapolis. Peyton Manning, and now Andrew Luck, knew that he just had to get him into range and he would be money. That has been true for most of his career.
While Vinatieri is still playing, his years left in the league are numbered. He only was re-signed to a one-year deal, and that seems to be what will keep happening if he decides to keep playing. But when he does decide to retire, he can take solace in knowing he’s the best free agent the Colts have ever signed.