Former Jets center Nick Mangold announced his retirement on his Twitter account.
I DECLARE RETIREMENNNTTTTTTT!— Nick Mangold (@nickmangold) April 17, 2018
I will be signing a one day deal with @nyjets next week so I can retire a Jet.
Thank you to all!
J! E! T! S! Jets! Jets! Jets! pic.twitter.com/f7j52ZdIy0
Mangold spent his entire eleven year playing career with the Jets. The team released him a year ago, and he sat out the 2017 season.
The Jets had two first round picks in the 2006 NFL Draft, and they used them to fortify the offensive line. The team selected D’Brickashaw Ferguson fourth overall. Then at pick 29, the team selected Mangold to replace the recently departed Kevin Mawae. Nick maintained the Jets’ strong tradition at center as he made seven Pro Bowls during his time with the team.
Mangold was also exceptionally durable at a position where injuries in common. In his first ten years in the league, he only missed four games.
Nick will be remembered as on the greatest Jets of all-time and is a lock to go into the Ring of Honor in the near future.