The Eagles made some waves on Tuesday when they announced that they would not be picking up the team option on safety Malcolm Jenkins, making him a free agent.
Jenkins, the unquestioned leader of the defense and an incredibly reliable player, served as the anchor of the Eagles defense for six seasons, including the magical 2017 campaign that culminated in a Super Bowl victory.
He started 96 of a possible 96 games in midnight green, compiling 11 interceptions, including four pick-sixes. He also forced 12 fumbles, recovered six more, and piled up 406 solo tackles, 32 of which were for a loss.
After the team announced its decision, Jenkins took to Twitter to share his thoughts and feelings towards the organization, the city of Philadelphia, and its fans.
The move, understandably, garnered quite a reaction from Eagles fans. Even those who agree with the move from a roster-building perspective have to acknowledge the emotional side of things. Jenkins has been a staple in the Eagles' defensive backfield for the better part of a decade, and it will be strange to not see him patrolling with the Birds going forward.
We'd like to take a moment to thank Malcolm for his contributions to the franchise and to the community and wish him well in his next endeavor. After watching him for six years, it's no surprise that his final act as an Eagle hit the mark.