He was a three-time Pro-Bowler and a 2010 Second-Team All-Pro by the time he retired.
Jenkins is also an iron man because he only missed one game from November 2013 until his retirement.
He had no choice but to sit out that game because of COVID-19.
The former Ohio State standout also played 2,651 consecutive snaps, which is impressive for a position covering a lot of ground like safety.
Jenkins was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
He played five seasons in his first stint with the Saints before signing a three-year, $16.25 million contract to join the Philadelphia Eagles.
With the Eagles, he blossomed as one of the game’s best safeties.
He played in 96 straight games and participated in 6,404 out of a possible 6,500 snaps.
The New Jersey native spent six seasons in Philadelphia and collected 515 tackles, 12 forced fumbles, 11 interceptions, and four pick-sixes.
Jenkins returned to New Orleans for the 2020 season and retired a year later.
While he had his share of individual success, football nerds won’t forget his name because of one fantastic feat.
Malcolm Jenkins is the only player in NFL history to defeat both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in a Super Bowl 🏆🏆
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) March 30, 2022
With Peyton Manning already retired, no one can replicate his Super Bowl feat of taking down two legendary quarterbacks on the game’s biggest stage.
Jenkins’ Super Bowl History
He’s fortunate to bring a Super Bowl to the two teams he played for.
He had five tackles and a pass deflection to help the Saints defeat Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in his rookie season.
Eight years later, Jenkins started in Super Bowl LII and tallied four tackles as the Eagles defeated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Both Super Bowl victories were also the first for New Orleans and Philadelphia, respectively.