After 13 seasons, one of the top safeties in the NFL is calling it a career. On Wednesday, strong safety Malcolm Jenkins announced his retirement.

Jenkins played with two teams for his entire pro career. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2009 where Jenkins won the Super Bowl in his rookie season. After five seasons in New Orleans, Jenkins went to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played for six years and won a second Super Bowl title. Jenkins went back to the Saints in 2020 and played for two years until he retired.

At 34, Jenkins’ retirement comes as a bit of a surprise but based on what Jenkins said on The Pivot podcast, he accomplished all he wanted to do on the football field. “I have accomplished Super Bowls, Pro Bowl, all that there is to do in this game. And when I came in, I always wanted to make an impact on the game on and off the field. And I just feel like at this point I’ve accomplished that.”

Many showed their appreciation for Jenkins, as they highlighted his off-field contributions to society with his social justice efforts along with what he did on the field.


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