He may have been M.I.A. from voluntary workouts, but trust and believe Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins still has football on his mind.
This next statement may result in a few emails to tell us that we don’t know what we’re talking about, but here goes nothing. Every once in a while, when you look at Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, don’t you think about ‘Weapon X’, Brian Dawkins?
The two have their similarities.
Both play the safety position and do so very well. Jenkins, though not as popular as ‘Dawk’ was around these parts, is a fan favorite. That’s not meant to be disrespectful to Jenkins in any way. This is ‘Dawk’ we’re talking about. Who is as popular as he is?
Let’s get back to comparing them. Both are family men. Both play with a controlled rage and passion that, truly, separates them from so many others who play the same position.
Heck, you can argue that no one’s come close to filling Dawkins’ shoes since he left the Eagles locker room. That is until ’27’ showed up, and here’s the other thing.
When you saw Jenkins crush former New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks didn’t you for a second think back to Dawkins laying out Alge Crumpler or Michael Vick? ’27’ has even thrown on the visor from time to time, and who could forget the way NFL Films captured him leading the defense during Super Bowl LII?
If you need any footage, we have some:
Clip courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube channel
Okay, we’ve talked ourselves into it. When ‘Dawk’ left, there was a void, and that void remained until Jenkins showed up. ’27’ knows exactly what he’s doing, so no one should worry about him missing voluntary workouts. We won’t throw in any Allen Iverson ‘we’re talking about practice’ quotes, but heck, Jenkins played every snap of the season during the Eagles 2018-19 campaign.
When he shows up, he’ll be ready, and don’t you, for a second, think football isn’t his focus. Recently, he took to social media to share one of his favorite plays of last season.
Take a look at this one:
Maybe he’s having some football withdrawals of his own. It appears someone may be watching some film. See? We aren’t the only ones looking to get this season underway. Rosters are being built all over the league, and no one’s totally certain about what the Eagles’ final 53-man squad will look like, but we no one thing unequivocally.
Malcolm Jenkins will have a spot on this roster. Period.