Case in point, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has made it know to the Colts organization that he would like to kick field goals once Adam Vinatieri retires. McAfee also believes that he can hit a 75 yard field goal in Denver’s Mile High Stadium.
McAfee’s smile widened as he considered getting an opportunity to test his thunderous right leg Sept. 7 when the Colts open the regular season against the Broncos in Denver’s thin air. Denver’s Matt Prater set the NFL record with a 64-yarder in December at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“I think we could legitimately go from 75 yards. Not even a question about it,” McAfee said. “I think in warmups I’d be able to hit from 80, like full strain. Probably try it a couple of times.”
I’m having a hard time believing that McAfee can hit a 75 yard field goal even if it’s during warm-ups. I guess we will have to see if McAfee attempts to try it when the Colts visit the Broncos on September 7.