Eagles Legend Malcolm Jenkins Retires
Malcolm Jenkins announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday morning. The two-time Super Bowl champion announced that he would be retiring from the game on Ryan Clark's The Pivot Podcast.
Jenkins was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2009 draft and went on to help the franchise win its first Super Bowl. However, Jenkins would leave the Saints at the end of the 2013 season before joining the Philadelphia Eagles.
The cornerback turned Safety would turn into arguably the most important free-agent acquisition in Eagles history as he became an instant leader in the locker room. Jenkins would also add the bite that the Philadelphia secondary had lacked since the departure of NFL Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins.
Although his NFL journey began in New Orleans, it was Philadelphia that became home for Jenkins, where he became a focal point in the community during his six-year tenure. His excellent charitable work with the local community helped make a positive impact in the city.
Jenkins' most memorable moment in an Eagles jersey came on the 4th of February 2018, when he played a vital part in the Eagles' 41-33 Super Bowl LII win over the New England Patriots. The first-ever Super Bowl Championship in the history of the franchise.
As the leader of the team, it was his job to keep the locker room united after many key players were lost for the season due to injury. He galvanised a team that could have sunk their heads and instead ensured that they would end what was a historic year as the NFL's best.
Unfortunately, Jenkins would not end his career in Philadelphia. Instead, he returned to where it all began for him in New Orleans. He played the final two years of his career with the Saints before announcing his retirement.
He ended his career as a two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time first-team All-Pro, and three Pro Bowl selections.
When Jenkins came to Philly in 2014, not many people could imagine the impact he would not only have on a franchise but an entire city. That is a testament to the person that Malcolm Jenkins is.
Jenkins can now dedicate more of his time to the fantastic work that the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation does, and he will continue to help improve the lives of thousands of people.
Thank you, Malcolm, forever an Eagles legend.