Eagles say goodbye to Malcolm Jenkins

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (WIP Sportsradio) — The Eagles have announced they are moving on from safety Malcolm Jenkins. 

#Eagles announce they will not exercise 2020 contract option for S Malcolm Jenkins. pic.twitter.com/d8kzGFFksQ

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 17, 2020

Jenkins has been arguably the Eagles most important defender since joining the team in 2014. He has played in every single game since signing with the team, totaling 515 tackles, 11 interceptions and 12 forced fumbles. 

Just how important Jenkins is to the Eagles was on full display last season, when he played nine different positions and more than 1,015 snaps for the Eagles. He lined up in the box, at slot corner, at free safety, all over special teams, and even registered some snaps that qualified as being along the defensive line, according to Pro Football Focus. 

To put into perspective just how versatile Jenkins was to the Eagles, he played 266 snaps at cornerback last season. No actual cornerback played more than 372 in coverage, meaning Jenkins — the team’s starting safety — played almost as much at cornerback as the team’s actual cornerbacks did while also playing safety. Only three safeties and 32 cornerbacks in the entire NFL spent more time in the slot than Jenkins did.