When it comes to pro athletes, no city loves their guys more than the city of Philadelphia. From Ron Jaworski to Brian Dawkins, the fans of the city always find that one player to cling to that is a resemblance of who they are. One of those players from this decade just so happens to be Malcolm Jenkins.
As announced this morning, March 30th, the former Eagles captain will be hanging up his cleats and walking away from a remarkable 13-year career. The former two-time super bowl winner and three-time pro bowler was a huge part of the team’s historical run at their first Lombardi trophy. Jenkins took the leadership mantle and ran with it like no other.
Jenkins spent six seasons in Philly and seven seasons in New Orleans with his last two being in NOLA. Malcolm recorded 406 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, and 11 interceptions during his time in South Philadelphia. He also played in 96 games during his six-year career in Philly while never missing a game.
Malcolm Jenkins also played a role in creating the Players Coalition that helped NFL players fight for racial and social quality. Jenkins took the mantle and always approached it with pride knowing that it was bigger than anything he’s done on the football field.
Jenkins was heavily involved in acts for his community as he explored several ventures during his career. He opened up Damari Saville, which is a custom clothing company for men’s suits and formal attire. He also invested in and spearheaded the launch of Broad Street ventures and Listen Up Media.
The former Walter Payton finalist and winner of the 2017 NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White Award may be walking away from the sport he loves but he’s doing so with the idea of embracing his passion for life and creativity. Malcolm will always be remembered in Philadelphia for his unquestionable leadership on and off the field, his 99 yards pick-six against Tom Brady and his huge hit on Brandon Cooks in the Super Bowl. Here’s to a class act and future Hall of Famer.
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