Nick Mangold to sign one-day retirement deal with Jets

Annette Crawford
April 17, 2018

Mangold was named a first-team All-Pro twice and was selected to seven Pro Bowls during his career with the Jets.

After being a free agent, Mangold said he signed a one-day deal so he can say he retired with the Jets. He did not sign with another team last season, but Mangold had not announced his retirement until Tuesday.

In a statement, Mangold wrote that plans on staying involved with the Jets.

Mangold failed to catch on with a new team when he was surprisingly cut by the Jets prior to the 2017 regular season. "But as I reflect back, I wouldn't trade my experiences for the world".

Mangold, from Centerville, Ohio, was a first-team All-American for the Buckeyes in 2005 and was a first-round pick (29th overall) of the Jets in the 2006 NFL Draft. "I was privileged that Woody Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum, and Eric Mangini took a chance on with me with the 29th pick of the 2006 NFL Draft". The duo would be the cornerstones of the Jets offense for the next decade. He lived through all of the ups and downs of the AFC Championship runs in 2009 and 2010 to the dismal seasons that came later. "I wanted to be the Steady Eddie", Mangold continued.

After playing in 164 career games, Mangold re-injured his ankle during the 2016 season and missed the remaining eight games. I learned this attribute from the vets that I played with.

"My biggest regret is not bringing the Lombardi Trophy to NY but as I retire, I will continue my efforts to bring the Trophy home in a different capacity", Mangold said.

No word yet on Mangold's current interest in the position.

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