Malcolm Jenkins demanding new contract to return to Eagles
Malcolm Jenkins skipped voluntary workouts last offseason to try to get a new contract out of the Philadelphia Eagles, but he sounds like he might go even further this time around.
Jenkins said Monday the day after the Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs that he had no intention of returning to the team on his current deal, but aimed to come back in 2020 with a new contract.
#Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who was unhappy with his contract and has only one year left said when asked about next season, “I won’t be back under the same deal.”
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 6, 2020
Jenkins is throwing down the gauntlet early. While he opted to attend mandatory minicamp last season, it sounds like he might not be as willing to do so this time around. Various safeties got new deals last offseason, leaving Jenkins wanting more. He’s due to make just under $8 million next season, so it’s understandable that the 32-year-old wants another payday.
Jenkins played in all 16 games for the Eagles in 2019, collecting 80 tackles and 2.5 sacks.