The NFL’s all-time leading scorer, Adam Vinatieri, has announced his retirement. The kicker is retiring after 24 seasons in the NFL. He has not played since 2019 and is retiring without attempting to return to an NFL roster before the 2021 season begins.
Vinatieri announced his retirement on the “Pat McAfee Show.” The clip in which he announced his retirement was released on the show’s Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon.
Vinatieri holds multiple NFL records. He has the most points in NFL history at 2,673, most career made field goals at 599, most attempts at 715 and most consecutive made field goals at 44.
Along with four Super Bowl championships, he also holds the record for most combined regular season and postseason games played, 397. He has earned Pro Bowl selections in three years and earned First Team All-Pro honors three times, also.
Truly an iconic player and the best kicker in the history of the league, Adam Vinatieri will assuredly be a first ballot Hall-of-Famer when he is eligible.
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