The NFL Network’s Adam Schefter weighed in on the Malcolm Jenkins contract situation, and there may be quite a few Philadelphia Eagles fans who are upset with what he’s thinking.
Well, there may be one NFL expert and analyst who actually doesn’t think the Philadelphia Eagles will give star safety Malcolm Jenkins the extension that so many people think he deserves. The NFL Network‘s Adam Schefter weighed in on one of the most talked about contract negotiations in quite some time recently.
Schefter is one of the most respected names in all of sports media. When he talks or tweets, you can expect a few listening ears and a few retweets. With that being said, it’s kind of hard to ignore his thoughts on what might happen with this divide that seems to be widening between the Eagles and a team captain, who’s also a fan favorite.
Jenkins’ role, both on the field and in the locker room, can’t be questioned. In 2018, he played every defensive snap, and when he isn’t putting fear in the hearts of every player on the opposing team’s offense, he’s making the lives better of people who need a helping hand.
He’s one of Philly’s favorite adopted sons, but even though finding a fan of this team that doesn’t want Jenkins to be a part of its’ future can seem like an exercise in futility, Schefter thinks a deal won’t be reached between the two sides.
Recently, he appeared on sports station 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly. Here’s a quote from that conversation:
"I just think the two sides are in a good spot. They’ve spoken to each other. They’ve heard each others’ feelings and such. I don’t think that’s going to amount for him getting a new contract with Philadelphia this season."
Again, because Schefter’s the one that said it, you have to assume there may be some validity to it, but if you’re an Eagles fan, it’s hard not to hear that and hope that this may be one of those times where he’s a little off in his analysis.
Jenkins is due about $11.3 million in 2019 and another $10.8 million in 2020. Eight safeties in the game command a higher salary. As a fan, you think about things like Brian Dawkins finishing his career in a Denver Broncos jersey, and you don’t want to see something like that happen again. Still the NFL is a business, some of its’ best players are commodities, and the thought of Jenkins in another jersey could actually be a theory that Eagles fans may need to resign themselves to.