Minnesota Vikings: Harrison Smith
Filling the void left by Jenkins at safety is going to be extremely difficult for the Eagles moving forward, but if they were looking for a strong replacement, someone like Harrison Smith would be right up their ally.
Right away as a rookie in 2012, Smith made a serious impact for the Vikings on defense after starting all 16 games while recording three interceptions in the process.
And if this weren’t impressive enough to show how great of a safety Smith has been all these years in Minnesota, the veteran is coming off his fifth Pro-Bowl season in a row, and should be able to extend that streak to six with ease.
With all this in mind, it would take a lot for the Vikings to move on from Smith through a trade, but also would help clear up a ton of salary cap space over the next two seasons.
As confident as the Eagles feel in Mills being able to step up at safety in 2020 after making the transition from cornerback, there is no guarantee of this plan turning out to be successful for the Eagles.
Acquiring Smith would most likely result in Philadelphia giving up a high draft pick, but once again a move that would seem well worth it to help at safety.