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29. Adam Vinatieri

What can be said about “Mr. Clutch” that hasn’t already been said?  The legacy of Adam Vinatieri was already set in stone from his work in New England with his game winning kicks in the 2001 blizzard playoff game against the Oakland Raiders and in two Super Bowls.
Vinatieri would sign with Indianapolis and while the second half of his career has not have nearly as many dramatic moments playing for the Colts as he did with the Patriots but he has been just as “automatic”.  The kicker is the only man in NFL history to have 1,000 Points for two different NFL teams, and is the all-time points leader for Indianapolis.

#7 Overall, Adam Vinatieri: Free Agent, Place Kicker, #1 Kicker

Vinatieri has the clutch kick in the snow that ushered in the Patriots dynasty and four Super Bowl Rings.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t love special teams’ players, but this one is special.  He is getting in; it is just a question of which ballot.  The question now is will he play in 2020 after coming off the worst year of his career.  At age 47, he doesn’t have anything left to prove, but he has yet to officially retire, so he remains on this list for now.  Notably, Vinatieri was also named to the 100th Anniversary Team.

New Section: Our Top 100 Potential Pro Football Hall of Famers

We are excited here at that we are unveiling a new section, which looks at the top active players in the big four of sports and how they are positioned at the start of each seasons in regards to Hall of Fame credentials.

We are beginning with Pro Football, and how perfect is that considering the seasons kicks off this week.  Rather than list everyone directly, we have isolated them based on their position and with the exception of Special Teams, we have created a new stat based on the last five modern players (not senior inductees) of their respective position and how the current player compares with that.

This will be updated annually, so this 100 was finalized this week. We will not be updating again until the end of the season.

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