In all fairness, it wouldn’t be fair to make a piece that only revolves around Malcolm Jenkins being one of the players of the National Football League (NFL). That would be a great disservice to the readers as there is much more about the man than him being an American footballer and a defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Just as Jenkins is a safety-man for The Birds, one of the guys who stand as the last line of defense for the team, affording the Eagles the barefaced audacity to fly as much as possible, to push the limits and grab victory without worrying about how safely secured home is; the footballer has been taking up several stances to battle social injustice and improve the welfare of humanity. It is expedient to cite the obvious instance here:
Following the disturbing killing of a handful of African-Americans by those empowered by the state to protect citizens and maintaining law and order (yeah, the police), Jenkins decided to fix the anomaly and launched a campaign. Many noticed that Mr. Jenkins was up to some activism when he started raising his fist during the national anthem that usually marks the beginning of games.
Nonetheless, it was thought that the man would grow tired of the raised fist protest thing. He didn’t. Instead, he decided to grow the activism with some real course of action. This saw the defensive back cracking with a former wide receiver, Anquan Boldin to come up with a front that would hand them and other NFL athletes who have been inaudibly expressing their objection to social injustice and racism, the spunk to stand up against the ills. Eventually, Jenkins and Boldin founded The Players Coalition.
Being a brain behind the group, the Eagles’ safety has been actively involved with the activism of NLF’s Players Coalition. Among other things, he led the players to confront government officials and local police asking for meaningful changes that would indeed, make black lives matter. With that, NFL can no longer overlook the things Jenkins and his guys are saying about injustice. The National Football League had to propose a partnership with the Players Coalition to help bring about the attainment of social justice. To this effect, NFL agreed to donate about $100 million to social justice organizations.
While Malcolm Jenkins has severally been extensively credited and venerated for getting the NFL to dig deep into its pocket for good, he has barely fallen short of being worshipped for storming the White House with a handful of other NFL players. It is said that they talked to Congressional members about the need for criminal justice reforms and improved race relations.
For the sake of the activism articulated above, The Birds’ Jenkins was honored in 2017 with the NFLPA Byron Whizzer White Award. From what we learned, the award is the finest accolade of merit that could be conferred on an NFL player for having a positive impact on his team and society at large.
Malcolm Jenkins Biography
Records have it that Malcolm was born in East Orange, New Jersey on the 20th day of December 1987. Growing up, it was pretty obvious that he will fare well if he chooses to become a sportsman. Those who were unwilling to acknowledge this, hid their faces in shame when young Jenkins got to high school.
He attended the Piscataway Township High School in New Jersey where he excelled in other sports and proved himself to be a classic footballer. Playing as both a defensive back and receiver, Malcolm became one of the darlings of the high school who made it possible for the school to take part in state championships three times in a row.
Of course, Jenkins moved on to college and as expected, he remained a good footballer. He mounted the cornerback position for Ohio State University. Among his other great deeds at Ohio State was his bagging of the Jim Thorpe Award, an honour created for the best defensive back in college football way back in 1986. At this point, it was glaring that Malcolm Jenkins was poised for an awesome NFL career. As such, it wasn’t a surprise when the New Orleans Saints drafted him in the first round of the 2009 NFL meeting for selecting new eligible players. The Aints made him one of the Bless You Boys handing him a $19 million 5-year contract.
In his first season with The Aints, the New Orleans team defeated Indianapolis Colts to take home the Super Bowl XLIV trophy. It was their first Super Bowl win and Jenkins was one of the guys that facilitated the winning. Malcolm remained with The Saints until 2014 and, his skill never fell short of expectations. In fact, he was crowned the NFC Defensive Player of the Week on several occasions.
Sometime in March 2014, he penned a 3-year contract which shifted his allegiance from the New Orleans Saints to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Birds liked what he was offering and handed him a $40.5 million 5-year contract extension. Jenkins received it, continued to blaze for the Eagles and was eventually, named for his second Pro Bowl. That was in December 2017.
Wife, Girlfriend, Family
If you are to talk about Malcolm Jenkins’ love life, you wouldn’t have to tell tales about his girlfriend(s); the man is married. Yeah, Malcolm has been husband to Morrisa Jenkins. It is known that the Malcolm-Morissa marriage kicked off officially in 2011 and, that the couple has been living happily together ever since.
Now, they have more in common than the love that binds them together – two lovely daughters. The first, Elle was welcomed in 2013 and the other, Selah Nola was born in January 2018.
Apparently, it was a hard call for the Malcolm family to move from New Orleans after the head of the home signed for the Philadelphia Eagles. Mrs. Jenkins made this obvious when she expressed that the thought of moving away from all the things they’ve come to love about the biggest city of Louisiana was unsettling.
Net Worth, Facts
Should anyone assert that the value of Jenkins wealth is best known to him, such person is being remarkably candid. Though one would find various disparaging and overrate-figures been quoted as Jenkins’ net worth, they are all guesswork as we have not been able to substantiate any of those amounts. It’s safer to just point out that the footballer has amassed an enviable amount of wealth from his footballing career.
To round things up, here are some quick facts you should know about Malcolm Jenkins:
1. Jenkins was born on 20th December 1987;
2. He attended the Piscataway Township High School in New Jersey and Ohio State University;
3. Malcolm is 6 ft (1.83 m) tall and weighs 204 lb (93 kg);
4. He played for New Orleans Saints from 2009 – 2013;
5. Currently plays the strong safety position for the Philadelphia Eagles;
6. Has 9 seasons experience as a professional footballer;
7. Jenkins is active in promoting the welfare of others. In 2010, he founded The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation to help youth become meaningful members of their communities.
8. He is regarded as a sell-out in some quarters for accepting the money NFL donated towards the fight for social justice.