Gostkowski, who just concluded his eighth season, finished first in the NFL with 158 total points, which was a single-season career-high and a Patriots team record. He was 38-of-41 on field goal attempts.
Since joining the Patriots as a fourth-round draft choice in 2006, he has connected on 85.6 percent of his regular-season field goal attempts.
One of his highlights in 2013 was a successful onside kick to help cap a dramatic comeback over the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 8. His strong leg was also a factor with kickoffs, as his 65 touchbacks ranked second in the NFL.