Pat McAfee says his knees are shot, there will be no comeback

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When Colts punter Pat McAfee announced that he was retiring and taking a job at Barstool Sports, he says, “everyone” thought he was joking. He’s serious.

McAfee said this morning on PFT Live that he’s had three knee surgeries, will need more and simply can’t kick a football without pain anymore.

“My knees have just gotten to the point where they just get beat up,” McAfee said. “I played soccer my whole life, I’m kind of a heavier person, and whenever you kick and punt, no matter how limited an activity it is, my brain and shoulders are going to be OK because I didn’t play a tough guy position, but my knees took a lot of wear and tear from the kicking.”

The 29-year-old McAfee said the only way he could possibly put himself through the knee pain again is if he runs completely out of money.

“Let’s say I go completely broke, I’m about to start in the next 30 for 30: Broke,” McAfee said.

That isn’t likely to happen. McAfee has made plenty of money and already has another job. Adam Vinatieri may not like it, but McAfee is done.

12 responses to “Pat McAfee says his knees are shot, there will be no comeback

  1. I have never met Pat. With that said, I am so glad I never had to see him bow after a punt or some other task he is paid to do on the football field. He seems like a punk!

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    That isn’t likely to happen. McAfee has made plenty of money and already has another job.
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    Tell that to Vince young and 35 millions career earnings

  3. For those people on PFT that love to punk on Jimmy Irsay and/ or Pat McAfee, this morning the 2 of them made personal contributions to double the reward $$ up to $200,000 for the unsolved murder of 2 young girls here in Indiana…Jimmy Irsay continues to do good things for the people of Indiana and Pat has raised big bucks for various charities…Pat is no “punk” and Jimmy, despite his issues with prescription pain killers, is a billionaire who uses his $$ to do good things for everyday people…maybe some of you should take the time to first learn a bit about the people you make fun of online.

  4. …You can’t stress how important Pat McAfee was to the Colt. 1st, he had a powerful leg and did a great job punting, 2nd, he did all the kickoffs and consistently put the ball in the end zone, but maybe his MOST important value to the team was he being Adam Vinitarai’s holder….he was Adam’s rock…the ball was always placed perfect and that WILL be missed. Adam never had to even think for even one nano-secound about placement & could concentrate fully on his plant step and swing. I hope they find a good enough replacement so Vinatari can play 2 more seasons and break Morton Anderson’s most points scored record.

  5. Jim Irsay is a spoiled man child and his behavior has showed that. Everything he has was inherited from Daddy. Giving away money he has really never had to work for doesn’t count for much. He has squandered his opportunities with the Colts by continually making poor decisions. He should remove himself from personnel decisions and spend his time polishing his guitar collection

  6. He had some good tackles too, and not just for a punter. He wasn’t afraid to lay the wood.

  7. Check out McAfee’s stand up routine. It’s pretty good. It takes a lot of guts to stand in front of a tough crowd and tell jokes. At least in football, he’s wearing a helmet and has 10 other teammates to support him.

    “That isn’t likely to happen. McAfee has made plenty of money and already has another job.”

    It’s not how much money you have, it’s how you manage it. Mike Tyson blew through close to $150 million.

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