ESPN New York reports that the Jets and Mangold are close to a deal that will make him the highest-paid center in the league. “It should be any day now,” a source close to Mangold said Sunday night to ESPN.
Mangold was not happy with his deal entering camp, but unlike Revis came in anyway. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
He’s due to make $3.3 million this season. GM Mike Tannenbaum is doing the right thing, getting the job done with Mangold while Revis and his people continue to be a long way away from a deal.
Details of the contract weren’t immediately available, but ESPN says the benchmark is believed to be Jason Brown of the St. Louis Rams. In 2009, Brown signed a five-year, $37.5 million deal that included $20 million in guarantees.