It looked like the former Ohio State Buckeye was at peace with his decision because he was smiling during the announcement.
Normally, players that have been in the league for a long time weep during their retirement.
Jenkins knows that he’s done everything he can as a player and he looks forward to the next phase of his career.
He was also an iron man because ESPN’s Field Yates pointed out that he missed only one game from November 2013 until his retirement due to COVID-19.
During that period, he also played in 2,651 consecutive snaps.
Fans of the two franchises he played for have nothing but gratitude for him because he helped bring a Super Bowl to both teams.
The New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV during his rookie season and he had five solo tackles in that game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Meanwhile, he was also instrumental in the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl LII run and that’s why this fan wishes nothing but the best for Jenkins.
Happy retirement to Malcolm Jenkins and congrats on a wonderful career.
Thanks for bringing a Super Bowl to Philly. @MalcolmJenkins
— Word On The Birds (@WordOnTheBirds) March 30, 2022
On the other hand, Eagles fans reminded everyone about Jenkins’ individual accomplishments with the team.
Malcolm Jenkins retires with these accolades as a Eagle:
1x First-Team All Pro
3 time Pro Bowl
And a Super Bowl ring.
Happy retirement, @MalcolmJenkins
— EaglesMuse (@BirdsMuse) March 30, 2022
Likewise, some fans remembered the moments they’ve shared with the two-time All-Pro safety.
Never will forget the time he came to my football practice enjoy retirement Malcolm Jenkins pic.twitter.com/Q78DyjBHzD
— Marcus (@blackfrost1999) March 30, 2022
What’s Next For The Saints?
Jenkins was the last member of the 2009 Super Bowl-winning team to play for the Saints.
There’s also an opening for Tyrann Mathieu to play for his hometown team now that Jenkins is walking off into the sunset.