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Best Of Social Media: Adam Vinatieri Announces His Retirement From The NFL

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12 months ago at 7:32 pm ET
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Best Of Social Media: Adam Vinatieri Announces His Retirement From The NFLWinslow Townson - USA TODAY Sports

After 24 professional seasons in the NFL, longtime placekicker Adam Vinatieri formally announced his retirement from the NFL during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show”.

“By Friday, if paperwork goes in, you heard it here first,” VinatieriΒ told his former Indianapolis Colts teammate.

Over those 24 seasons across both sides of the New England Patriots (1996-2005) and Indianapolis Colts (2006-2019) rivalry, Vinatieri won four Super Bowl championships, earned three Pro Bowl honors, three first team All-Pro awards, and was named to both the NFL All-Decade Team and NFL 100 All-Time Team.

Additionally, Vinatieri walks away from the NFL as its all time kicking leader in career points made and postseason points with a likely spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame up next.

Despite Vinatieri winding up playing more seasons in Indianapolis as opposed to New England, his clutch performances as a Patriot will always be remembered as one of the key parts to the early success of the dynasty.

Vinatieri made 29 game winning kicks over his career, two of which won the Patriots its first two Super Bowl’s while the third came in blizzard-like conditions during the unforgettable “Snow Bowl” or “Tuck Rule Game” to Raiders fans.

With Vinatieri retiring, Tom Brady now becomes the longest tenured active player in the NFL.

Check out some of the best social media posts and teammate reactions to the news below.


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