Former Eagles Star Rips Organization
This week's New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles matchup is making headlines for all kinds of reasons. The Saints can clinch the NFC South. The Eagles are finally starting Jalen Hurts. Taysom Hill is likely getting another start at QB.
One storyline flying under the radar, however, is Malcolm Jenkins returning to Philly to take on his former team. It doesn't sound like he has much love left for the Eagles organization.
Jenkins spent the first five seasons of his career with the Saints, never really breaking out despite being an every-week starter.
He then played six years in Philadelphia, where he really became a star. He made the Pro Bowl in three of his six seasons with the Eagles, racking up 11 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and scoring 4 defensive touchdowns. The Eagles opted not to pick up his contract option last offseason, however, and he chose to return to New Orleans.
Jenkins is clearly not happy with the way things played out regarding his departure from the Eagles.
I gave everything I had to the city, to the team, did everything the coaches asked me to do, did everything to make the players around me better, try to put my best football out there. And it just wasn’t valued that much by those who make the decisions ... And so decisions are made. And I ended up at a place that values what I bring.- Malcolm Jenkins
Jenkins' 2 interceptions and 9 pass defenses through 12 games this season have already topped the season-long marks he posted in either 2018 or 2019, and the Saints are probably thrilled to have the veteran safety back in the fold.
Jenkins and the Saints are sizable 6.5-point favorites over the Eagles according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds in Week 14.
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