Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins proves again why he was brought to Philly

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Malcolm Jenkins /

Malcolm Jenkins’ apparently has some disdain for a new sign in the Eagles’ locker room.

Looking around the web might be an entertaining venture if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. As of August 28th, there are nine days remaining until the NFL season starts, so there’s plenty of info floating around on ‘The Birds’. Did you hear? Malcolm Jenkins is being talked about again, and if you’re in the market for some updates, you won’t have any problem finding any.

Let’s get into it. This should be fun.

Let’s take a brief look back in time.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 31: Strong safety Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 31: Strong safety Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Part of the reason Malcolm Jenkins was brought to the Philadelphia Eagles was because the team wanted to create a Super Bowl-winning mindset and culture.

Having already won Super Bowl XLIV with the New Orleans Saints, Jenkins knew what it took to be a champion.

Four years into his tour in Philly, Jenkins was one of the driving forces behind the Eagles’ 41-33 victory over perhaps the greatest dynasty in the history of sports, the New England Patriots. He was also the author of one of the game’s most memorable moments, a knockout shot on receiver Brandin Cooks.

What’s funny is he doesn’t want to be reminded of any of that. He wants to put 2017-18’s season in his rear-view mirror and charge head first into 2018. It’s time to win another Lombardi Trophy.

Fast forward to the present.

Ever since the aforementioned 41-33 Super Bowl victory, there’s been a picture of the Lombardi Trophy and a sign that says ‘Super Bowl LII Champions’ in the Eagles locker room.

Recently, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic caught up when one of Philly’s captains on defense.

Here’s what the Eagles safety had to say:

"I hate it, personally. My focus is all on adding another ‘I’ to the end of that, and so it’s great, but I’m well beyond celebrating last year’s accomplishments because they don’t mean anything this year. They don’t get us anything. I said it earlier this offseason. It’s not boxing where we get to hold the belt and somebody has to come beat us and take it. We don’t have anything. We’re at the bottom just like everybody else."

Somebody take that sign down.

See? That’s leadership. When Doug Pederson mentioned ‘The New Norm’, this is what he was discussing. Last year is over. The hunt for a second Lombardi Trophy begins, and it appears that Philly has the right mind state.

Team leaders like Malcolm Jenkins aren’t going to allow anything else. As a matter of fact, he’s already moved on to the Atlanta Falcons.

Take a look:

Video courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles’ official YouTube page

Yep, he’s all business. The rest of the team is as well. As a matter of fact, he’s talked us into it. We’re on board. Somebody take that sign down.