Colts reportedly want to bring back Adam Vinatieri
Adam Vinatieri had one of the roughest days of his remarkable career in the Indianapolis Colts’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend, but that has apparently not soured the team on the idea of bringing him back for his 24th NFL season.
Vinatieri did not commit to playing next season in the wake of last weekend’s loss, though he did say it would be difficult to turn down a contract offer from the Colts.
“If they’re wanting, I can’t imagine (I’d) not keep playing, you know?” Vinatieri told reporters, per Joel Erickson of the Indy Star. “I haven’t made the decision yet. I’ll spend a week or two and just kind of see where we’re at.”
According to Colts reporter Mike Chappell, the interest is mutual.
Colts want to re-sign Adam Vinatieri, per source.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) January 15, 2019
Vinatieri missed an extra point and a 23-yard field goal against the Chiefs, but he still converted on 23-of-27 kicks during the regular season. The 46-year-old has obviously lost some range over the years, but he is still incredibly reliable.
While Vinatieri cannot play forever, he has been so automatic throughout his Hall of Fame career that people only talk about his misses. The Colts could do a lot worse at the kicker position in 2019.