McLeod on his love for Philly and 'unfinished business'


Rodney McLeod is happy to be staying in Philadelphia. The 29-year-old safety, who joined Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie on Friday's 94WIP Midday, signed a two-year deal to stay in Philly a few weeks ago. 

"I was never worried it wouldn't work out," McLeod said. "I felt like Philly was home. That's where I wanted to be, that's where my family wanted to be. I love the city of Philadelphia. Obviously, having the opportunity to bring the Super Bowl to this city and throughout my four years here I've made a name for myself here and I feel like there's more to be done. I wanted to come back, potentially finish my career here and just get back to work with my guys. We feel like over the last two seasons we've come up short with our goals and there's some unfinished business that we need to take care of."

McLeod was asked about how he felt the day he heard his safety partner Malcolm Jenkins would not be returning to the Eagles. McLeod said he was "kind of heart broken" and that Jenkins is one of the reasons he came to Philly.

"His legacy will live on forever," McLeod said of Jenkins. "That'll be my brother for the rest of my life."

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, McLeod and his wife Erika are donating $25,000 to Philabundance through their foundation, Change Our Future.

Stuck at home, the Midday Show asked McLeod what him and his wife have been up to. 

McLeod's recent binge watch list? Black Lightning, Tiger King, Love is Blind, and season three of Ozark. 

McLeod was also asked some rapid fire questions at the end of the interview. Here they are: 

1. Favorite football player growing up? Sean Taylor

2. Favorite sandwich? Salmon Club (since becoming pescatarian)

3. Tupac or Biggie? Tupac

4. Worst habit? Procrastinating too much

5. Best video game? Madden