After the revolving door of safeties the Philadelphia Eagles have had in the last few years, Malcolm Jenkins was signed as a free agent this offseason to stabilize the position. He has come in and made a tremendous impact for the Eagles with his playmaking ability.
“We were expecting a lot from him,” defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. “We really liked what we saw on tape. He wasn't everyone's pick but he definitely was our No. 1 guy that we were going after for what he fit and how he fit us, and he's lived up and beyond our expectations.”
Jenkins has three interceptions in four games this season, including an interception in three consecutive games. Last week against the San Francisco 49ers, Jenkins intercepted a pass and returned it all the way back for a 53 yard touchdown.
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“On the play, it was one of those coverages that allows us to free up depending on what the offense does,” Jenkins said. “I was able to free up right into the throwing lane. He kind of threw it right to me. Once I caught it and I saw how everything was setting up, I did think I had a chance to go all the way. I didn’t think it was going to take that much moving, but we want to score every time we get the opportunity to on defense. That was a big play for us.”