Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins says team is ‘comfortable’ being the underdog again
After winning the Super Bowl last season, expectations were high for the Philadelphia Eagles this season. But after 8 games, they are 4-4 and are currently out of the playoff picture. To be fair, they have dealt with more than their fair share of injuries this season, and star quarterback Carson Wentz is still not in peak form after dealing with a major injury last year.
With all that, the Eagles seem to be okay with the idea of being the underdog again, at least according to safety Malcolm Jenkins.
“I think at this point we’re back to where we’re used to – being the underdog,” said Malcolm Jenkins(via OmniSport). “Coming into that (Jaguars) game with a losing record and now only being 4-4, it’s not necessarily like we’re the team to beat any more, which I think is good.
“It’s a place that we’re familiar with, it’s a place we’re comfortable with. With the majority of our season out in front of us, it’s encouraging.”
Even if they are comfortable being underdogs, there is no guarantee that they will be a factor come playoff time – or if they’ll even be in the playoffs at all. Most NFL pundits would put a lot of teams ahead of the Eagles like the Rams, Saints, Chiefs, and Patriots.
But if there is any team that has proven they can win the whole thing as underdogs, it is the Eagles. Don’t be surprised if they put together another incredible run and prove the experts wrong.