Malcolm Jenkins replacing Landon Collins in 2019 Pro Bowl
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins will be heading to the Pro Bowl as an alternate, replacing New York Giants safety Landon Collins, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury last month, according to Daniel Gallen of Penn Live.
On the year, Jenkins registered 97 tackles, a sack, an interception, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and eight passes defended. This will mark his second-straight Pro Bowl appearance, and his third overall.
The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Ohio State University, was originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (14th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played in 14 games at cornerback during his rookie campaign, finishing with 47 tackles, a pick, a couple of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Jenkins moved to safety the following year, and the switch proved positive. He racked up 63 stops, a sack, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a pair of fumble recoveries, a defensive touchdown, and 12 passes defended.
For the first five years of his career, Jenkins played with the Saints before signing a three-year deal with the Eagles in March 2014. He then began the transition to becoming one of the league’s best defensive backs, and in his second season in Philadelphia Jenkins made his first trip to Honolulu after tallying 104 tackles, two picks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a defensive touchdown, and 10 passes defended.
The East Orange, N.J. native made another Pro Bowl in 2017 and played a pivotal role in helping lead the Eagles to their first ever Super Bowl title.