Report: Giants have some interest in former Jet Nick Mangold

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There could me a little more traffic moving from one side of MetLife Stadium to the other.

According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Giants have expressed interest in bringing former Jets center Nick Mangold to the blue side of the stadium.

The 33-year-old center was released last month, after spending his entire career with the Jets.

And while he’s not as young as he used to be, Mangold would be an interesting addition to a line that is in some degree of flux. How they’d use him and incumbent center Weston Richburg would be interesting, but Mangold’s toughness and leadership might be what the Giants line needs most.

They’ve also brought in former first-rounder D.J. Fluker this offseason, which probably prevents them from moving Erick Flowers to right tackle as some have suspected might be the best plan.

The Giants have also dragged former Jets quarterback Geno Smith in as a backup, and spent heavily last offseason on heavy defensive tackle Damon Harrison.

16 responses to “Report: Giants have some interest in former Jet Nick Mangold

  1. Mangold is a class act. Richburg is an up and coming center – and could learn from Mangold. But, at this stage, Mangold would have to play Guard.

    If he is up for that – i think it would be a great move.

  2. If Mangold were still useful as a starter, the Jets would have kept him. The Giants will only sign him if he’s willing to accept a backup’s contract.

  3. Richburg is good…I like him where he is….

    I am interested in what the Giants are doing though, they realize Eli is at the sunset of his career…

    This has been fun being a Giants fan…

  4. You would think Mangold would move to guard, but the Jets tried to do that and he wasn’t game for it. He’s still capable at center, but he won’t be there for longer than two years. If he’s signed, I think it’s more likely they try to move the younger and more athletic Richburg to guard to allow Mangold to play center for a SB run before moving him back. I don’t know how many pulling plays the Giants’ playbook has, but Mangold I don’t think would have the athleticism at this point in his career to be better than Richburg would be at it. If they’re unwilling to move Richburg to guard (which is completely understandable, given how well he’s played at center), I don’t see them actually signing Mangold. This is all hypothetical of course, I think Mangold would consider going to NYG but would do so as a center.

  5. Literally anything is better than what we had last year. John Jerry, Ereck Flowers, Marshall Newhouse, and DJ Fluker should not be starting on NFL teams.

  6. Jerry and Hart as back ups would be great

    Line

    Flowers, Pugh, Mangold, Richburg (or vice versa), Fluker (or draft pick)

    Rhett Ellison next to Flowers during 2 TE sets..

  7. I have to agree with a few comments. It was reported that the Dolphins contacted his Agent early on and asked if he would play Guard and the answer was flat out “No”. He is also asking for Starting Center money which is $3.5M+. The guy was a stud, but father time has caught up with him. He is a backup now and teams needs OL positions to be flexible for value.

  8. Jerry and Hart as back ups would be great

    Line

    Flowers, Pugh, Mangold, Richburg (or vice versa), Fluker (or draft pick)

    Rhett Ellison next to Flowers during 2 TE sets..
    —————

    Not happening.

    Jerry was guaranteed $4.25 million in 2017.

    He is starting at RG and the Giants are not signing Mangold.

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