Jets would be wise to replace Nick Mangold with Stefen Wisniewski
By Angelina Rizzo
With the unfortunate news of the New York Jets cutting Nick Mangold this offseason, they should focus on bringing in another veteran presence. Center Stefen Wisniewski would be a perfect choice.
Could we have Nick Mangold forever? Please? I wish. The center is 33-years-old now, and was cut according to an article written by Brian Costello for The New York Post. Mangold’s recent injury was a painful loss for this team and suggested that he might not be of much help for us next season. So this is why it is time to acquire free agent center Stefen Wisniewski to replace him.
In an article that was written by Luis Tirado Jr. for The Jet Press, Wisniewski was one of the options to add that was mentioned. Here is what he said below:
Not only has Wisniewski been able to hold his own but he’ll be 28-years-old come the regular season which means he’d be perfect to bring to the Jets on a three-year deal. He has experience, toughness and great characteristics to build upon.
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Mangold injured his ankle last season and was sidelined for the rest of it. Placed on injured reserve, it was the start of the inevitable. Fans totally love the guy so much, so as sad his departure would be, we must truly know that he has done plenty of great things in his time with the Jets.
That will never be forgotten. However, the Jets need someone who can stay healthy. Mangold’s ankle was bad enough that surgery was a thought, but not needed after visiting with a doctor.
Why Wisniewski? Wisniewski is 28 years of age. He has played most recently for the Philadelphia Eagles, and he rightfully so deserves the chance to start at center for a team that can offer him a chance to play and start. Now as a free agent, the backup could find himself full-time action, which would be awesome and give him an even better chance for his full potential to be shone like a bright light upon this entire Jets organization and fanbase.
Wisniewski is a guard too, which is great! If he were to play for the Jets, that would give him more than one opportunity to play. Put Wisniewski in the picture, and we have ourselves a portrait of a man who can help this team out in more ways than one. Which totally could benefit the Jets to have someone as talented capable of playing two offensive line positions well. It sure would be nice.
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I believe that Wisniewski could be a great fit for this organization. Talented and still with years to go and get out there, this backup guard and center could finally start and get the job done if the Jets would sign him.