Eagles DB Malcolm Jenkins hoping for another pick-6 off Tom Brady
It’s not often a defender finds himself celebrating a pick-6 off one of the all-time greats like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. This is why Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins holds his pick-six on Brady so close to the heart.
Jenkins got the better of Brady when he returned a Brady interception 99 yards to the house back in Week 13 of the 2015 NFL season. The veteran safety admitted during Super Bowl 52 Opening Night that the ball still resides in his man cave to this day, via the NFL’s official Twitter account:
Tom Brady: “I got to make sure I don’t throw it to Malcolm [Jenkins].”
Malcolm Jenkins: “I do have that ball in my man cave. It’d be nice to get another one.”
In 2015, @MalcolmJenkins took a Brady INT back 99 yards.
"I do have that ball in my man cave, it'd be nice to get another one." 😲
— NFL (@NFL) January 30, 2018
At the time, it marked the first time the great No. 12 suffered a pick-six while marching his potent offense in the red-zone.
It was quite a 2015 season for both Brady and Jenkins as each individual was selected to the Pro Bowl. Perhaps even more impressive is that the Eagles’ safety managed to capitalize on one of the star quarterback’s few errors that season after he finished with just eight interceptions.
Needless to say, the Eagles will need all the big plays they can get this time around against the heavily-favored Patriots. Fortunately, Philadelphia’s strong-suit all season has been its elite defense. However, they will be squaring off against a Patriots’ offense that ranked first in total yards per game in the regular season.
New England will likely stick to the air considering their middling run game is no match for an Eagles defense that has only allowed 78.0 yards per game in the postseason. That said, Jenkins could have plenty of opportunities to add to his collection of relics for the man cave.