Malcolm Jenkins Hasn't Missed a Play Since 2017

When Malcolm Jenkins first signed with the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2014, the move was met with a lot of criticism from both fans and analysts. Many thought that free agent safety Jairus Byrd was the much better fit for the Eagles defense. Byrd ended up in New Orleans and the Eagles were content with Jenkins. The rest, they say, is history.

Jenkins has been nothing short of spectacular since putting on an Eagles uniform. He's been selected to three Pro Bowls since arriving to Philadelphia, and barely misses any time on the field due to injury or other circumstances. With the regular-season now finished, Jenkins ended up playing in every single snap this season, along with the 2018 season.

What's even more incredible about this list is that Jenkins was one of the many starters that rested against the Cowboys in Week 17 of the 2017 season, so that snap percentage of 92% would have likely been closer to 99 or 100% if that game would have meant anything.


Even though he hasn't missed much time, it doesn't mean Jenkins has not dealt with injuries. In fact, back in 2015 Jenkins infamously played the entire 2nd half of a game against the Cowboys with a concussion. The only way it seems you can get Jenkins off the field is if you go down there and carry him off yourself.

The start of the 2019 season was rough for Jenkins, but he has turned his season around, and his veteran presence has been huge during this four-game winning-streak the Eagles are currently riding. The Eagles will now rely on Jenkins once again to come up big in the postseason. He has showed us before that we can trust him when we need him the most.

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