Adam Vinatieri wants to return in 2020
47-year-old Adam Vinatieri is not ready to give up on the NFL just yet.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Vinatieri wants to return in 2020, but has been hindered in his recovery from knee surgery which is posing problems for his rehab.
Legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri told me Tuesday he wants to return for a 25th NFL season, but quarantine has slowed down his rehab following knee surgery. Not certain he’ll be healed up by the start of the season, but he’s trying. Vinatieri, 47, is a free agent.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2020
This counts as a bit of a surprise. Vinatieri made just 68 percent of his field goals last season. He also missed six extra points. It got so bad that he appeared to consider retirement, but the knee injury offered an explanation for his poor kicking.
Vinatieri is currently a free agent. Given the public health situation, he may have a difficult time getting signed right now. That could be a major impediment toward his hopes of a return.