NFL community celebrates Adam Vinatieri's retirement

The most accomplished kicker in NFL history is hanging up his cleats.

Adam Vinatieri announced he’s planning to retire during a Wednesday appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. The decision comes after the former Patriots and Colts star set numerous records, won four Super Bowls and connected on some of the game’s most legendary kicks.

After 24 NFL seasons, Vinatieri is a future Hall of Famer and unassailable G.O.A.T. at his position. Below is a selection of the reactions to his retirement from around the league.

The Greatest.

See you at the old folks home bubs. Congrats on the career @adamvinatieri #MrClutch

People use the term G.O.A.T. loosely these days. But @adamvinatieri is truly a 🐐. Congrats on your retirement bro. It was a pleasure to sit back and watch #greatness for many years. #Automatic #colts @Colts

This was no kicker….V was a football player. Congrats bro! All love 👊🏽

@adamvinatieri put #AllTheDamnRESPECKonit, salute the the Hands Down GREATEST OF ALL TIME.

Leader. Legend and one great teammate. Congratulations bro! 🐐

Next stop @ProFootballHOF

With the news of @adamvinatieri's retirement announcement today, he would first be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2025. His last game played was during the 2019 [email protected] | @Colts

Salute to a legend! Best to ever do it. First Ballot Hall of Famer 🧥🐐

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