No, no, no, no, no. Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold can't just announce his official retirement from the NFL. The man every Jets fan loves needs to “declare” it.

Arguably the greatest center in franchise history made it official by announcing it on his Twitter account Tuesday morning.


I will be signing a one day deal with @nyjets next week so I can retire a Jet.

Thank you to all!

J! E! T! S! Jets! Jets! Jets!

In addition to the Tweet, Nicky wrote a letter to the organization and all his fans.

Nick Mangold

Mangold, 34, is a probable Pro Football Hall of Famer.

Drafted 29th overall out of Ohio State back in 2006, he enjoyed 11 terrific seasons with the green and white. Seven times a Pro Bowlers and two times a First Team All-Pro, Mangold represented the best or one of the best centers in the league for the majority of his NFL career.

After finding himself cut last offseason, Mangold searched for jobs to no avail. Nothing worked out and he remained out of football all season while toying with the idea of running for Congress in the state of New Jersey.

In addition to his individual accolades, Mangold's Jets teams qualified for the postseason three times, all coming in his first five years in the league. Alongside career teammate and draft class buddy D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Mangold spearheaded an offensive line that was widely recognized as the best in the league from 2009 through 2011 or so.

Nick Mangold will undoubtedly be inducted into the New York Jets Ring of Honor and then, perhaps, the Pro Football Hall of Fame.