INDIANAPOLIS -- Punter and kicker.
The topic was brought during negotiations for his new five-year, $14 million contract that includes a $5 million guaranteed.
Adam Vinatieri, 41, has kicked field goals and extra points for the past eight years for the Colts but he’s set to become a free agent on March 11.
“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.”
After having to settle for the $2.9 million franchise tag last season because of an “interesting situation,” McAfee, who admitted he wasn't sure if he'd be back, said re-signing with the Colts wasn’t strictly about money.
“I think I’m overly compensated for what I do, no matter what I get paid, even the minimum salary. I’ve never wanted to be the highest paid guy,” he said. “I’m nowhere near the highest paid punter or kicker and I didn’t want to be. I think we can spend money now hopefully on other guys to make this team great and elite and hopefully contend for Super Bowls.”