Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins says Tom Brady is ‘greatest of all-time,’ but beatable
The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to their first Super Bowl appearance since 2004 with a shot at winning their first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Standing in the way of that coming to fruition is future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, who are looking to win a second consecutive Super Bowl and third in four years.
With that in mind, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins voiced praise for Brady while airing confidence that his team can pull out a win on February 4th, according to Andrew Kulp of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Philadelphia faces the daunting task of trying to get past arguably the best quarterback that has ever played the game on a stage where he has already won five times in seven trips in his illustrious career. Despite being 40 years old, Brady is still playing at an elite level. During this year’s playoffs, he has completed 67 percent of his passes for 627 yards, five touchdown passes, zero interceptions, and a 105.0 passer rating. Brady recorded at least 290 passing yards and two touchdowns in each of those contests.
This puts a significant amount of pressure on the Eagles’ secondary as they try to slow New England’s aerial attack. Although they ranked 17th against the pass this season, the Eagles were able to keep both the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings’ formidable offenses under wraps in their first two playoff games. Philadelphia can also lean on their previous success against Brady and the Patriots back in the 2015 regular season. The Eagles came away with a 35-28 victory in Foxborough, highlighted by a 99-yard pick six by Jenkins.
That said, this is still Tom Brady that we’re talking about. Jenkins and the Eagles’ defense will face the biggest challenge of their season on Super Bowl Sunday.