Philadelphia Eagles best free-agent signings under Howie Roseman

Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Malcolm Jenkins #27, Philadelphia Eagles
Malcolm Jenkins #27, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Malcolm Jenkins. 2. player. 54. . .

Malcolm Jenkins is one of the best leaders in franchise history.

It would have been ridiculous to believe that replacing Brian Dawkins would have been an easy task for the Philadelphia Eagles after they finally made the decision to move on from him in 2009. After all, if making nine Pro Bowl rosters, four First-Team All-Pro rosters, a Second-Team All-Pro roster, and landing in the Pro Football Hall of Fame was easy to do, everyone would do it.

Dawk left a huge void in the secondary that the Eagles had never been able to fill until Howie Roseman initially inked Malcolm Jenkins to a three-year, $16.25 million deal on March 11th of 2014.

He’ll never be mentioned in the same light as Weapon X, but if the Birds would have had ten guys with the mental makeup of Jenkins and the physical gifts that he had in his prime for ten years or more, they would have had a shot at a few more Vince Lombardi Trophies.

Jenkins earned all of his three Pro Bowl nods while in the midnight green. He also earned a First-Team All-Pro designation in 2015, but if you ever want to know what he’s about, look at the way he helped lead this team in Super Bowl LII or ask someone about all of his philanthropy.

It’s hard to duplicate Malcolm Jenkins on the field or off of it. There was no way he was getting left off of this list (or any manner in which the Eagles will ever get a leader like this one by paying him $8.5 million in guaranteed money to sign on).