Punter Pat McAfee, has resigned with the Indianapolis Colts in a 5 year deal that is worth 14 million and contains 5 million in guaranteed money.
But what really raised interest was the idea that McAfee could be kicking field goals and extra points. McAfee was both a kicker and punter in college at West Virginia, and currently does punts and kickoffs.
With Adam Vinatieri, 41, possibly becoming a free agent tomorrow, the Colts have room to get creative. McAfee has this to say, “That was kind of the thing I think that was most talked about,” McAfee said. “Who knows what’s going to happen with Vinatieri? If he gets re-signed, if he wants to get re-signed, however long he wants to play, I just wanted to know whenever that guy is done, whenever that Hall of Fame career is over, that I just want a fair shake in kicking as well.”
Vinatieri would be hard to replace; however, for sometime McAfee had the record for the longest field goal ever kicked at Heinz Field –a 51-yarder! So it’s not that he cannot do the job.
While kicking might be a smoother transition, I think McAfee has shown he has a lot to offer, including his best known hit best against the Denver Bronco’s punt returner Trindon Holliday. The Colts made a big move in resigning Pat McAfee,