New York Jets Center Nick Mangold Earns $2.4 Million Bonus for Showing Up to Camp, Largest Such Bonus in NFL

By D.J. Byrnes on July 27, 2016 at 11:36 am
Nick Mangold bonused $2 million for showing up to camp.
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How's your Wednesday morning going? Probably not as well as former Ohio State offensive lineman Nick Mangold, who earned a couple million dollars by showing up to work.

A lot of veteran NFL players work bonuses into the contract for merely showing up to camp, but none were as big as the one Mangold received from the Jets today when the franchise opened camp:

Mangold is entering his 11th season with the Jets, who drafted him in the first round of the 2006 draft with the 29th overall pick. The Kettering, Ohio native is a seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro. He missed four regular season games during that span.

While it's unclear how Mangold plans to spend (or invest) the money, one thing is clear: It can buy plenty of NHL playoff tickets to heckle Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. 

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