New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick heard of the retirement of legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri. The brilliant head coach had an expected reaction to the big news.
The 48-year-old confirmed his announcement Wednesday afternoon. According to him, the process will be over by Friday. The brilliant kicker was one of the best kickers in league history. He is a four-time Super Bowl champion, a three-time Pro Bowler and a three-time first-team All-Pro. He spent 24 seasons in the NFL. The world will remember his great accomplishment.
The veteran kicker played for the Patriots from 1996 to 2005. He helped the team win three Super Bowls. NFL analysts agree that Vinatieri made some of the best kicks in league history during his time with the Patriots.
Vinatieri took his talents to the Indianapolis Colts and helped the team win the Super Bowl in the 2007 NFL season. The Colts signed him in 2006 and he played through 2019. The team didn’t release him last season but he saw zero action. Vinatieri sustained an injury and spent the season on injured reserve.
Bill Belichick has words of praise for all-time great Adam Vinatieri
The Patriots head coach really likes Vinatieri and everything he did on the floor. He recognized his great style and his amazing success with the team.
Belichick admits that Vinatieri is the best kicker in the league. He remembers Vinatieri’s kick in the 2001 divisional playoffs. The kicker showed great consistency, mental toughness, and incredible performance under pressure. Coach B had the honor to work with an incredible player. He is grateful for the opportunity to work with him.
“Adam Vinatieri is the greatest kicker of all-time who made the greatest kick of all-time in the 2001 divisional playoffs. His consistency, mental toughness and performance under pressure was legendary. I am honored to have coached Adam, going all the way back to his rookie year in 1996 and through some of the most special moments in Patriots and league history. Adam is in the rarest of echelon of athletes whose career accomplishments may never be matched,” the head coach said.