“As a player, I feel I’ve outplayed that contract.”
He also added:
"When you’re under contract, you can’t be out to be the highest paid out there, nor do I want to be, but you want to be within the ballpark of what your value is." -- Malcolm Jenkins— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) June 11, 2019
So, is Jenkins confident a new deal can be reached?
“Those things are ongoing. For me, I hire an agent to have those conversations. Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie hires the GM to handle those conversations. So, I’m here. I’m focused solely on making sure that the product on the field is the standard that I want.”
Jenkins previously hadn’t directly expressed displeasure with his contract situation — which caused some to question reports that suggested he was unhappy — but now it’s clear.
The feeling here is that Jenkins and the Eagles will ultimately find a way to come up with an agreement that works for both sides. Jenkins has a legitimate case to ask for a raise and the Eagles would be wise to make him happy.
In the meantime, it’s nice for the Eagles to have Jenkins back at practice.