The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that Adam Vinatieri has officially signed a one-year contract extension to return for the 2019 season. Vinatieri played the 2018 season on a one-year deal with the Colts and was set to become a free agent this offseason.
This upcoming season will be Vinatieri’s 24th in the NFL and 11th with the Colts. The 46-year-old made 23 of 27 field goals—including four field goals of 50 yards or longer—during a record-breaking 2018 campaign. The future Hall-of-Famer became the league’s all-time leading scorer with 2,600 career points and surpassed Morten Andersen’s previous record of 2,544.
Vinatieri also set the all-time mark for field goals made (582) and holds the record for most consecutive field goals made (44), postseason field goals (56) and postseason points scored (234). He is also the only player in NFL history to score 1,000 points with two different teams.
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