Malcolm Jenkins was at his locker on the first day of Philadelphia Eagles mandatory minicamp, showing up after many didn't expect him to in his search for a new deal. Jenkins confirmed he is looking for a new contract Tuesday, three years after signing a four-year, $35 million deal.
"I feel like I’ve outplayed that contract. But there’s also a business side of the game," Jenkins said (via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer). "So those things come with negotiations, but it has nothing to do with what I put out on the field."
Jenkins restructured his deal in 2018, saving cap space and adding two dummy years to the contract. Jenkins is owed $11.387 million in 2019 and $10.887 million in 2020 before the dummy years kick in, which prorates $7.685 million of his salary over five years.
Compared to the highest-paid safeties in the game, Jenkins is ninth in average annual value, ninth in total dollars, and ninth in guaranteed dollars.
Jenkins admitted negotiations with the Eagles are ongoing, but indicated no signs of a new deal are imminent. He plans to show up to training camp whether he has a new deal or not.