The Philadelphia Eagles’ social awareness didn’t leave with Malcolm Jenkins.
If you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, your loyalty to this team is probably hereditary, making you some sort of legacy fan. At times, it’s, no doubt, been hard to cheer for them. At other times, it’s been a little easier, but one thing we can all agree on is this.
Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen talented guys who are also good people walk through Philly’s locker room. They’ve made cheering for this team easy, and whether it’s Malcolm Jenkins fighting for social change, Chris Long playing for free as he’s given his salary away to charity, or the chairman and CEO, Jeffery Lurie, doing all that he has done with his Eagles Autism Challenge, this Eagles organization remains one that you can cheer for whether you’re a fan or not.
With everything we’ve seen in our country for what seems like forever and particularly over the past week, the outpouring of love from people of all colors and nationalities has been a welcomed sight. Philly said goodbye to a leader both on and off of the field when they allowed Malcolm Jenkins to leave in free agency, but his spirit lives on.
The Eagles haven’t lost sight of social issues, and in the wake of a recent tragedy, the killing of George Floyd by someone he was supposed to be able to seek protection from, we’ve seen an outpouring of support from Philadelphia’s star tight end and quarterback, Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz, to now an owner who would rather be seen and not heard from publicly.
If you missed it, Jeffrey Lurie recently issued a statement of his own. Take a look if you haven’t seen it (or even if you have).
Again, did we mention how easy it is to cheer for this team? The Eagles may have said goodbye to Malcolm Jenkins, but fortunately, his constant attempts to give his all to causes like this one didn’t leave with him. Kudos are in order for one of the NFL’s best owners.