The NFL’s oldest player figures to hold that title again in the 2014 season. 41-year-old Adam Vinatieri isn’t considering retiring this offseason, telling Adam Schefter of ESPN.com that he hopes to continue kicking in the NFL for “two or three more years.”
Vinatieri showed no signs of slowing down in 2013, converting all 34 of his extra-point attempts and 35 of 40 field goal tries, including four of six from beyond 50 yards. The four-time Super Bowl champion passed several players on the NFL’s all-time scoring list this season, and now sits fifth overall with 2,006 points. If he does play for two or three more years, Vinatieri would likely finish his career as the NFL’s third all-time scorer, behind Morten Anderson and Gary Anderson.
Before he starts pursuing NFL records though, Vinatieri will have to find a team. The longtime Patriot and Colt will be a free agent this offseason, and tells Schefter that he’d “love” to re-sign in Indianapolis, where he has played since 2006. However, he adds that he’s also open to playing for the team that wants him the most.