It's been a few years since former Jets center Nick Mangold played his final NFL game, but he's keeping himself involved.
Mangold is in Indianapolis to help mentor draft prospects at the NFL Combine as part of the NFL Legends Community. The seven-time Pro Bowler is giving advice to offensive linemen.
"I'm here as a resource," Mangold told SNY's Jeane Coakley. "I'm not affiliated with the league, I'm not affiliated with any team, so if guys have questions that they don't want to ask that they might think is stupid or can cause problems, they ask me. So it's been a good experience."
Mangold met fellow first-round pick and teammate D'Brickashaw Ferguson at the combine and noted how Ferguson, who was guaranteed to go high in the draft, didn't participate in drills. "I did everything," Mangold joked.
Can the 35-year-old still play? Mangold saw the news of Jason Witten coming out of retirement (and the ESPN Monday Night Football booth) to return to the Cowboys, and the Jets have a ton of money to spend.
"Give it to me," Mangold deadpanned when asked what the Jets should do with their cash. "I just saw Witten unretire, I don't know…"
As far as possibly expanding his involvement in football and potentially getting into coaching, Mangold isn't ready for that just yet.
"It's very interesting seeing the behind-the-curtain side of the combine," he said. "But the kids being little, I enjoy playing with them right now so that might be down the line."