Fresh off the soggy M&T Bank Stadium grass, Adam Vinatieri stood at his locker and understood what was coming his way.

Now just one game left in his 22nd NFL season, and his two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts expiring at the end of the year, Vinatieri can almost expect the “What’s your future?” question each and every time he gets a microphone or a camera in his face.

Up until Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, Vinatieri, at least on the record, would be non-committal to a 23rd NFL season, deferring to how his body and mind are feeling when the offseason hits.

But with his 45th birthday just days away, Vinatieri on Saturday officially decided to let his 2018 plans be known.

With numerous kicking records within relatively easy reach, Vinny’s going to be back. Whether or not that’s in Indianapolis is a whole different question, however.