Malcolm Jenkins speaks out about his future with Eagles
Jenkins still has one year left on his current contract, but on Monday, he made clear he won’t be playing with the Eagles again until a new contract agreement is reached.
“I won’t be back on the same deal,” Jenkins said, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “That won’t happen. The market is good for safeties now. I consider myself in the top tier.”
Jenkins has a base salary of $7.6 million in 2020 but he doesn’t think that is enough. There were a lot of injuries on the Eagles during the season, but Jenkins was Mr. consistent. He played every snap for the defense for the fifth time in the last six years. Jenkins has never missed a game with the Eagles and this season he had a career-high four forced fumbles.
Jenkins also said he’s not sure what will happen, but something needs to before he will return to the team.
“Something will happen, I don’t know what it’ll be,” Jenkins said via Mike Kay of NJ.com. “Obviously, there’s a lot of different ways it could go. Everything is kind of open, but at this point, I feel like I’ve put together a good season, I’ve done everything I could do to prove my worth, so hopefully, that works out.”
Hopefully, Jenkins and the Eagles can work out a deal or he could be looking at a long holdout.