If you somehow needed more evidence that this Philadelphia Eagles squad has great team chemistry, look no further than the reaction to the news of Tim Jernigan’s contract extension.
The Eagles signed Jernigan to a 4-year, $48 million deal during the bye last week. His teammates took notice as they returned to Philly for their first day back at practice.
Brandon Graham just escorted Timmy Jernigan into the locker room yelling “BIG MONEEEEEY!!!!!!”— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) November 13, 2017
Mack Hollins notices media hoard around Jernigan and mimics interview.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) November 13, 2017
“Timmy, what are you going to do with all that money? Ima give 20% to Mack. That’s my dog.”
Reporters crowd around Tim Jernigan in the locker room to ask about his new contract. Chris Long narrates: “Coming to you LIVE from Santander Bank...”— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) November 13, 2017
While Tim Jernigan was talking to writers, Brandon Graham & Chris Long were walking by yelling stuff like, "Hey, Santander Bank? I'd like to deposit $43 million."— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) November 13, 2017
Here’s how the $48 million man reacted.
One really cool thing about all of this reaction is that Jernigan hasn’t even been in Philly all that long. The Eagles traded for him back in early April, which was seven months ago. That kind of just speaks to how great the locker room environment is right now. The Eagles are winning and everybody is happy. #Culture.
Here are some more player reactions to Jernigan’s contract extension from last week.
No need to ask Tim how his bye week was !! Much deserved !! https://t.co/LSlYVi7zEA— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) November 9, 2017
Congrats Timmy J! Much deserved. Makes LB life a lot better! https://t.co/3SfPNRDmCw— Jordan Hicks (@JordanHicks) November 10, 2017
And here’s exactly why Jernigan got paid a lot of money.
Shot 2 - The presence of Tim Jernigan certainly has helped. Small example Week 1 vs WAS. #Redskins slide to Cox, leave Jernigan 1-on-1 and he wins. Late in the game, they slide to other side and Cox gets home for the scoop and score #Eagles pic.twitter.com/cYMSWY4Xia— Fran Duffy (@fduffy3) November 13, 2017