Nick Mangold is a former American football player, who for eleven seasons anchored the Jets’ offensive line as its center. He essentially served as the line’s quarterback, calling out blitzes and defensive schemes and proved his mettle time and time again.
Not only was he a great football player, but he was an all-around great guy. With that, let’s take a look at his career, beginning with his net worth.
Nick Mangold Net Worth 2019: $26 Million
Between his contracts and endorsements, Mangold has earned a sizable amount over the course of his NFL career. At one point, he was actually the highest paid center in the league. Let’s go back and see how he got here.
Nick Mangold was born on January 13th, 1984, in Centerville, Ohio. He attended Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio, where he was a varsity member of the football, wrestling, and track & field teams. Despite his obvious skills as an athlete, he wasn’t scouted by many college programs but did play in the 2002 US Army All-American Bowl.
He went on to attend Ohio State University, starting three years as the Buckeyes’ center. Following an injury to Ohio State’s starting center in his rookie season, Mangold stepped in to play in his place and never gave the role back. He went on to log over 300 minutes of game time, a sure sign of his durability as an offensive lineman.
Going into the 2006 NFL draft, he was widely regarded as the best center available. He was selected in the first round (26th overall) by the New York Jets, who had also used the fourth overall pick in the draft to select Mangold’s longtime partner on the offensive line D’Brickashaw Ferguson.
As a rookie, Mangold knew he had an enormous task ahead of him. He would be replacing the legendary Kevin Mawae at center and he certainly had big shoes to fill. Luckily, he was more than up to the task. He would have a very solid rookie campaign, allowing only 0.5 sacks, committing just three penalties, and called all the line plays from the center. He even garnered some possible Rookie of the Year nomination talk, which is very rare for a lineman. Through his first four seasons, Mangold started every single game, a sign of his durability in a position that’s widely regarded as one of the most dangerous in football.
He helped make the Jets make the AFC Championship in back to back seasons, although the Jets would ultimately go on to lose both those games.
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Going into the 2011 season, Mangold was a league veteran, considered one of the best at his position. He had made the Pro Bowl in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. In August 2010, Mangold signed a contract extension of seven years for $55 Million, with $22.5 million of that guaranteed.
In week 2 of the 2011 season, Mangold suffered the first injury that caused him to miss games. He left a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an apparent ankle injury and would miss two games, but would return for week 5. He would start every subsequent game and would be named to another Pro Bowl.
2012 would see the end of Mangold’s Pro Bowl streak, despite him starting every game. However, he would bounce back in 2013, getting named to that year’s Pro Bowl. Mangold would continue this in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, totaling a number of seven Pro Bowl appearances.
Following 2015, Mangold would begin to experience the wear and tear that comes with playing on the Offensive line. He missed much of the 2016 season with an ankle injury and a week 13 game against the Indianapolis Colts would be his last time suiting up in an NFL uniform.
In February 2017, Mangold was released by the Jets as a result of the Jets wanting to offload major contracts in a rebuilding year, and despite his skill set could not find another team to sign with. After a season without a team, Mangold decided to hang up his cleats in April of 2018.
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