As the summer of Darrelle Revis has taken away the thunder that is the upcoming season for the New York Jets the team announced on Tuesday that center Nick Mangold had been signed to an extension. The deal, worth $55 million ($22.5 guaranteed), makes the fourth year player the highest-paid center in the NFL.
Mangold, has stated he wanted a new contract before the beginning of training camp but still attended despite not reaching an agreement unlike teammate Revis. The 6'4", 305 pound center has started every game since joining the Jets in 2006 and can look forward to being in green and white until 2017 as the extension is for seven years.
Mangold becomes the second of the media dubbed "Core Four" with D’Brickashaw Ferguson signing a extension worth $60 million for six years in July. David Harris and Revis are yet to sign theirs with Revis hoping to become the highest-paid Corner Back in the league and missing 24 days of training camp. Revis owes the Jets $400,000 in fines for not attending.
With the extension it is believed the Jets will turn their focus to getting Revis to camp and up to date with the playbook as the team nears mid-way of training camp. It would be hard to imagine the two-time Pro Bowl selection to skip out an entire season after nearly missing out on the Defensive Player of the Year in 2009-2010.
With the fate of Mangold sealed let's hope that Revis will be back soon and the Jets can push for that elusive Super Bowl Championship.