Adam Vinatieri. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Long-time Patriots kicker and postseason hero Adam Vinatieri is 46 and eager to return for his 24th season next year, but the Colts vet and Tom Brady's old teammate told ESPN he believes the QB isn't far behind him.
"He's amazing, and why wouldn't he keep going?" Vinatieri said. "I mean, he's still at the top of the league, he's still at the top of his game. He's producing huge wins and record-breaking seasons every year. So if he's feeling good and still loving it, why wouldn't he keep going? I could see him playing another five years."
Brady's 41, but said there's a zero percent chance he'll retire after Sunday's Super Bowl.
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So, Adam, have a prediction? Will the Pats get that sixth ring?
"Obviously, the Rams have some very explosive players, a great defensive rush," he said. "And I'll tell you what, the times that the Patriots have been in the Super Bowl and not been victorious, you have to get pressure on Brady, you have to get some turnovers and stuff if you expect to win. If you just sit back and just let him dink you and dunk you and pick you apart, it becomes a very difficult game. So, no predictions, but I'm definitely not betting against the Patriots."
Kinda sounds like a prediction.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman ( @AdamMKaufman ) reports