Former Eagles safety and captain Malcolm Jenkins announced his NFL retirement via Instagram Wednesday morning after 13 years in the league.
The veteran was instrumental in defending the Eagles, moving around the field and playing multiple positions as he teamed up with Jim Schwartz on the sidelines. He was a leader both on and off the field and was always ready to help his teammates.
During his time with the Eagles, Jenkins amassed a total of 515 tackles with 32 for losses, 58 defended passes, 12 forced fumbles and 6 fumbles, 11 interceptions, 4 returns for TDs and 5.5 sacks. He also didn’t miss a single game in his six years in Philadelphia, all while taking nearly 100 percent of the defensive snaps.
He won his second Super Bowl, was voted to three Pro Bowls and made a huge contribution to the community. From advocating for social justice reform to opening a clothing store, Jenkins and Philadelphia are indelibly linked.
But, as was the case with Brian Dawkins before him, the Eagles chose not to sign him again in 2020 and he went back to the team that drafted him years earlier, the New Orleans Saints. He played for two more years and put up a total of 122 tackles, 4 interceptions, 3.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Jenkins also avoided injuries, missing just one game, breaking his industry-leading record of games played when he tested positive for COVID in late 2021.
The Ohio state alum was drafted by the Saints in 2009 and signed with the Eagles in 2014. The rest is history. A truly impressive and commendable history.
Malcolm Jenkins retires today as the only player in NFL history to defeat both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in a Super Bowl
Jenkins & de @Saints defeated Manning & the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV
Jenkins & de @Eagles defeated Brady & the Patriots in Super Bowl LII
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 30, 2022
Cheers to Malcolm Jenkins on his well deserved retirement!