Eagles GM Howie Roseman chimes in on Malcolm Jenkins
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman won’t comment on that matter, but he does know that Jenkins, 32, is an impactful player for his team, as he alluded to on Wednesday.
“We are not going to discuss contracts here, it’s important we sit down with our players,” Roseman said of Jenkins on Wednesday, via Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “But what an incredible season he had, what an incredible person he is…”
Jenkins is entering the final year of a four-year, $35 million deal and is slated to make a base salary of $7.6 million. His request for a new contract comes after Earl Thomas, Landon Collins, Kevin Byard, and Tyrann Mathieu dwarfed his in the 2019 offseason.
“I’m not one to beg,” Jenkins said on Sunday, via Tim McManus of ESPN. “I am a very prideful person, so I feel like what I put out there this year, what I put on tape, what I’ve given to this team is more than enough. I can’t do any more. So for me, I feel good about that; that it’ll be good enough for me to go into this offseason with certainty that I’ll be fine.”
Jenkins did not miss a snap in 2019, nor did he do so in 2018. He has played every snap in five of his six seasons with the Eagles and has not missed a game since 2013, with the New Orleans Saints. He tallied 80 combined tackles, four forced fumbles, and eight pass deflections.
Roseman hinted at the Eagles making sweeping changes in the offseason. He has his eyes set on giving his roster a boost in the youth department. That could get in the way of reworking Jenkins’ contract.