It’s official, Matt Stover will be kicking for the Indianapolis Colts in place of the injured Adam Vinatieri who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Stover worked out for the Colts twice this week and the deal was announced yesterday morning.
Matt is the league’s third most accurate kicker in NFL history, making 83.7% (462 of-52) of his field goals. He came through in the clutch countless times for the Ravens. Last season, Stover was 27 for 33 in field goal attempts, with a long of 47 yards.
The fan reaction about to Stover’s arrival in Indy has shocked me. Baltimore fans some how feel snubbed again by Indianapolis. That the beloved Stover has returned to football with Baltimore’s arch-nemesis.
That is not the case.
Stover didn’t pull a Brett Favre, he wasn’t retired. The Ravens choose not to bring him back. He was just looking for work.
I wish him all the best in Indy, I just hope that they lose a lot of games.