The footwork Jenkins shows in sticking to quick inside receivers also happens to be part of what helps him thrive as a safety.
Jenkins is an elite safety who recently received a juicy new contract extension (five years, $35 million) and spent a great deal of his time last season covering the slot (47% of his snaps, per Philly.com). The footwork Jenkins showed in sticking to those quick inside receivers also happens to be part of what helps him thrive as a safety. He couples that quickness with the experience gained over nearly 100 career NFL starts to stay a step ahead of the offensive weapons he’s facing. He rightfully took his first Pro Bowl trip a year ago.