After the Philadelphia Eagles failed to be the top team in the NFC East as the defending world champions, the organization seemed to be heading back in the wrong direction.
Now, one of Philly's best defensive players in Malcolm Jenkins is demanding to see a substantial pay raise. The Eagles just can't catch a break.
Report: Malcolm Jenkins "wants a hefty raise to his deal," isn’t expected to be at Eagles mandatory minicamp https://t.co/A3vyvHhSKc— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) June 10, 2019
The three-time Pro Bowler has already missed the team's voluntary offseason workouts for the first time in his NFL career, and now he will miss Philly's mandatory minicamp too, showing he's serious about getting paid what he thinks he deserves.
The #eagles open the mandatory mini camp but don’t expect S Malcolm Jenkins to be coming in. Still hearing he wants a hefty raise to his deal. Can’t see why the team will go there after signing Carson Wentz. Whatever $ is left in the cap , they can roll into next season.— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) June 10, 2019
The Eagles have $26 million in cap space, so this move can easily be made to avoid further drama and distraction in an offseason where the Eagles are preparing to get back to the Super Bowl with their star-studded roster.
Jenkins recorded 79 tackles, 8 pass deflections, 1 sack, and 1 interception during his 2018 campaign. The safety has two years remaining on his deal, worth $8.1 million and $7.6 million, respectively.
The veteran safety has been the anchor for this secondary for years and was instrumental in the team's Super Bowl run. Giving him a raise for the next two years would do nothing but help the Eagles, especially since Carson Wentz's big extension doesn't kick in until 2021.