Adam Vinatieri is the longest-tenured player in the NFL. He has been in the league since 1992 and has seen it all. He is the only player on the roster to have won a Super Bowl ring with the team, capturing his 4th ring back in 2006 when the team won it all.
I would have all sorts of questions for him during our quarantine. I would ask him not just about his time with the Colts, which is now longer than he spent with the Patriots, but I would ask him about how his time in New England was as well.
The bulk of my time with him would be spent asking how it felt to win two Super Bowls with his leg. He is the most clutch kicker of all time and I would want to know how he is able to deal with those moments. I can’t imagine that it’s easy.
I also ask him how it would feel to play as long as he has. He has been in the league for 24 seasons. I want to know how much it has taken out of him to do that physically and emotionally. It has to be hard to gear up for 24 seasons of football, no matter what position you play.
My final question for him would be asking him how long he wants to keep playing. He had the worst season of his career in 2019, and his quality of play seems to have fallen. I want to know how long is too long for him.
The biggest reason I would want to quarantine with him is because of the stories that he could tell about everyone he’s played with and played against. It would be a lot of fun to hear him talk about the league and how everything has changed with the game.
Unfortunately, I’m stuck here with the cat instead of any of these interesting people, but it’s fun to think about it anyway.