#4 may be out the door…but will be 4-ever in our hearts.
The significance of the contributions Adam Vinatieri made to the Patriots can never be overstated.
45 yards. Driving snowstorm. Swirling wind. Zero footing. Season on the line.— Chris Mason (@ByChrisMason) May 26, 2021
“I would say it was by far the greatest kick I have ever seen.” — Bill Belichick
After hearing that the former Patriots Super Bowl winning kicker was retiring from the NFL, Coach Bill Belichick called Vinatieri “Greatest kicker of all-time who made the greatest kick of all-time in the 2001 divisional playoffs.”
Bill Belichick on Adam Vinatieri: “Greatest kicker of all-time who made the greatest kick of all-time in the 2001 divisional playoffs.”— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 27, 2021
(via statement posted on @PATRIOTSdotCOM) pic.twitter.com/zKSR2KblQg
After 24 seasons, the NFL’s all-time scoring leader announced yesterday he is hanging up his cleats.
Vinatieri has made 29 game-winning kicks in his career! And 3 of those were with the Pats (1996-2005). The 48 year old has scored more Super Bowl rings than any other kicker. Three of those rings were with the Patriots, one with the Indianapolis Colts. BTW, he made game-winning field goals in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII.
Let’s take a moment to say THANK YOU to the GOAT of kickers, and a future Hall of Famer.