Timmy Jernigan: “Of course this is where I want to be”

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Timmy Jernigan
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Timmy Jernigan /

Everyone’s looking forward to a big year from Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan.

Is it possible that, after the Philadelphia Eagles lost Bennie Logan in free agency, that they may have actually upgraded at the defensive tackle position? It’s a debate that’s been going on for some time now. Regardless of what side you’re on, you have to admit one thing. Timmy Jernigan is among the best acquisitions Philly’s made over the past several seasons.

He has an entire city and fan base behind him already. His play could easily make him a fan favorite, but something he said Thursday morning might put a smile on your face if you’re an Eagles fan.

“Of course this where I want to be”.

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Jernigan appeared on Middays with Joe DeCamara & Jon Ritchie, 94 WIP-FM‘s highly popular broadcast. Hundreds of words were spoken as he hung around for about ten minutes, but it’s his admiration of the city he plays in and the fans that cheer for him that stood out about the conversation.

He gave some of the same answers we’ve heard the entire time we’ve been football fans. He talked about football being a business and how he had no control. Still, none of his answers were robotic.

Jernigan is serious about giving his new team everything he has. He’s intent on giving the Eagles every reason to give him a long-term deal. He wants to feel like there was nothing else he could have given to a team, his coaches and a city even if that means that they decide to move on from him after one season.

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It will be interesting to see how someone who’s already one of the most gifted defensive tackles in the league performs when he has all of this motivation to excel. We’ll all be paying close attention.