Eagles Sign Malcolm Jenkins To Five-Year Deal
The Eagles signed Malcolm Jenkins to a four-year contract extension, the team announced Monday afternoon. The Pro Bowl safety, who only had one year left on his old deal, is now under contract through 2020.
The safety said after the season that he’d prefer playing in a 3-4 over a 4-3 because “it takes away some of the run fits and allows you to focus a lot more on the pass.” However, Jenkins appears to be a good fit in Jim Schwartz’s scheme and he expressed interest in staying in Philadelphia past 2016 multiple times after the new defensive coordinator was hired.
Since signing with the Eagles in 2014, Jenkins has started all 32 games. In his two seasons in Philadelphia, Jenkins has led the Eagles defense in tackles (233), passes defensed (29) and interceptions (five), while playing 2,367 of a possible 2,374 snaps (99.7 percent).
Howie Roseman on Jenkins: Malcolm has proven himself as a leader on and off the field. We are excited to have him on the team moving forward
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 22, 2016