Jets center Nick Mangold played in his second straight Pro Bowl on Sunday. He made first-team All Pro in 2009. And now he wants to get paid.
“I know — and I hope — they’ll do the right thing,” he told the New York Daily News.
Mangold, 26, is widely considered the best young center in the game. He hit an escalator for the final year of his rookie contract that will push his 2010 salary to $3.3 million. The Rams made Jason Brown the NFL’s highest paid center last offseason with a five-year, $37.5 million deal that includes $20 million guaranteed.
Mangold will likely pursue a deal similar to Brown’s, if not larger.