Nick Mangold has been out of football for a year. He’s thinking about getting into politics.
Mangold, who was a star at Ohio State and with the New York Jets, is considering a run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey, according to a report from Politico. Mangold has reportedly been approached by Republican officials in the state about entering an upcoming primary to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen, who is retiring.
“I had a conversation with (Mangold). He’s intrigued by the idea. He has to think it over and talk with his wife,” Essex County (N.J.) Republican Chairman Al Barlas told Politico. “After an 11-year playing career and a college career, he’s enjoying being at home with his wife and kids.”
From Kettering, Ohio, Mangold spent all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Jets and made seven Pro Bowls. Before going to the pros, the center was an All-American selection for the Buckeyes in 2005.