After an 11-year NFL Pro-Bowl career, former Ohio State center Nick Mangold has announced his retirement.
Former Ohio State Center Nick Mangold to Retire From NFL
Jets Pro-Bowl center Nick Mangold is calling it a career after 11-years in the NFL.
Mangold was a staple at the center position during his career in New York and made a total of seven Pro-Bowls, missing significant playing time just once in his career, in 2016 while nursing an injury.
He was first team All-Pro twice.
The former Buckeye center from 2002-2005 did not play in 2017 and was largely a casualty of his age and price tag because of the salary cap. The Jets made the tough decision to release him in March of 2017, and he never found another team to continue his career.
Which — reminds us to remember this classic Tweet — just as Mangold found out about being let go last year.
Great job Jets. You even made the most happiest place on earth turn glum.
Mangold will sign a one day contract with the Jets so that he can retire as an active player and move off into the next chapter of his life.