Jalen Mills is still a Philadelphia Eagle, but he’s no longer the team’s cornerback. For this reason, he’s calling himself a breakout candidate this season.
The versatile defensive player made the move to become the Eagles’ new safety for the upcoming season. The shift was also accompanied by a change in jersey number as Mills hopes to turn things around this season.
Mills shared his side about the recent change on 97.5 The Fanatic, via NJ.com.
“I feel like at my position, my competitiveness and the position that I [know] this Eagles Defense is going to be able to put me in to make the plays that I know I can make, that I’m going to have a breakout season,”
“I’m ready for it, so as far as when we’re talking about any type of other players and bringing in other guys, especially at the safety position, I definitely feel like I can hold my own.”
A 2018 foot injury sidelined Mills which put him on the injured reserve list. The injury also led to a longer stay on the PUP list that cost him the first six games of last season.
He tallied a total of 41 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, and 12 assist tackles in 9 games played for the Eagles last season.
Equipped with a new number and a fresh mindset, he is hoping to stay healthy throughout the year to improve his numbers from last season. The Eagles defensive player will be looking to contribute to help the team improve on its 9-7 record last season.
The Philadelphia-based team will be looking to defend their NFC East division title for the second-straight season.