3 Saints most likely to lose their starting job in 2020
Malcolm Jenkins was brought in on a four-year contract. After winning a Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009, Jenkins returned home after winning another Super Bowl with the Eagles. He has the experience, and he is a talented safety.
They arguably upgraded over Vonn Bell who left for Cincinnati. On the opposite side of Jenkins will be Marcus Williams, one of the NFL’s top-25 under 25 players. Behind Jenkins will be Ceedy Duce, who changed his name from Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
Duce, a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, can play in the slot or at safety. He’ll get snaps at either position, but he could be coming for Jenkins’ starting role. The 22-year-old recorded eight pass deflections in just seven starts.
As for Jenkins though, he may have it sealed for quite some time as his consistency is something that can’t go unnoticed. Jenkins has missed eight games in his 11 years career and has started all 16 games in six straight seasons.
While there is up-and-coming potential and the team has an out after the second year of Jenkins’ contract, his position, at least to start the season, may not be in jeopardy, but at 32, if his age starts to show at all, expect quick changes to be made.