Adam Vinatieri cannot stop being excellent.
The Indianapolis Colts kicker set a record by winning Special teams player of the week. That was the 16th time he has won the award, the most in NFL history according to NFL Director of communications Randall Liu.
Adam Vinatieri’s 16 career Special Teams Player of the Week Awards are the most in NFL history pic.twitter.com/YD7D58iwMT
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) October 12, 2016
Vinatieri is five made field goals away from making the most consecutive field goals in NFL history according to Colts.com. He is playing in his 21st NFL season.
His placeholder, Pat McAfee, said there are enough good things that can be said about Vinatieri’s excellence.
“He’s the most competitive human to ever walk this earth,” McAfee said via Colts.com. “And I understand that sounds like an oversell. We are in a world of oversells. Everything is breaking news. Everything is incredible. Everything is the best of all time. But with Adam Vinatieri, you are talking about literally the greatest of all time.
“I believe he’s the most competitive person in the history of the world. Every single thing with him is a competition to him. And he handles it with class. He’s not the obnoxious competitive person. But every single kick to him is a chance to make his team better, but also to improve himself. Every single kick he wants to prove that he’s the best kicker ever.”