Ranking the 3 best moves the New Orleans Saints have made this offseason
Number One: Signing of Malcolm Jenkins
Malcolm Jenkins was signed by the New Orleans Saints to a four-year, $32 million dollar contract this offseason and will likely replace Vonn Bell in the secondary. The Saints former first-round pick is returning home and coming back for what could be his final stint with the New Orleans Saints.
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Jenkins, 32, has been known as one of the more vocal and better leaders in today’s NFL teaming up alongside Demario Davis who is also a phenomenal leader.
Sean Payton mentioned “I should have never let him (Jenkins) leave,” as he looked back on allowing Malcolm Jenkins to depart in free agency back in 2014 as one of his biggest mistakes as a head coach.
The three-time Pro Bowler brings his veteran presence to a needy New Orleans defense and will look to help the unit improve even more from their 2019 success. Jenkins is an obvious upgrade at the strong safety position and will look to help get the Saints over the hump in the NFC.
Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion, has been a captain for most of his career and has put together a potential Hall of Fame resume.
In his ten seasons, Jenkins tallied 873 tackles, ten sacks, 96 passes defended, 17 interceptions, 18 forced fumbles, 11 fumbles recovered, and seven defensive touchdowns. Jenkins will look to continue his success in the Big Easy for the second time in his career.