Sean Payton rectifies one of his biggest regrets – in a nostalgic move, the New Orleans Saints bring back safety Malcolm Jenkins to make another Super Bowl run.
It’s extraordinarily rare for Sean Payton to openly admit he made a mistake. Allowing safety Malcolm Jenkins to walk in 2013 is one exception. The New Orleans Saints’ long-time coach has righted that wrong.
“Should have never let him leave to begin with,” Payton lamented to ESPN.
In the NFL, it’s especially rare to have the opportunity to remedy said wrong move.
Once the Philadelphia Eagles declined to exercise Jenkins’ 2020 option and released him Tuesday, the Saints had just that. First reported by ESPN’s Jordan Schultz, the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a four-year deal with the veteran safety; the terms are as follows:
Drew Brees, Thomas Morstead, and Malcolm Jenkins are the only remaining active players from the Saints’ Super Bowl XLIV roster.
It only makes sense that Jenkins is likely to finish his career in this reunion. With the Saints making an urgent run for another shot at a ring, here’s what to know about the returning veteran safety: