Jeez, this just crossed social media:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 17, 2020
Not sure that’s the right move. Jenkins was super reliable, steady, flexible, a fantastic leader, etc. The Eagles have pretty much nothing behind him at strong safety and let’s hope there’s a semblance of a plan moving forward. He wanted a little bit more money and, quite frankly, deserved all of it. We’re talking about a guy who played literally every single snap for the last two seasons (after winning a Super Bowl).
Also, 20 minutes earlier this came out, with Josina Anderson getting it first:
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Eagles fans always seem to be arguing about Mills, or split when it comes to opinions of his play. Is he elite? No, but he’s always been very good in the red zone and seems to be able to get the job done more often than not, which is tough when you’re a cornerback playing on an island in Jim Schwartz’s scheme. Seriously. It’s a not exactly a corner-friendly scheme, and if the pass rush isn’t getting home, then it gets a little dicey out there. We’ll see how he does playing safety, if Josina’s report comes to fruition. They need anything they can get there after moving on from Jenkins.
The Birds didn’t go for Byron Jones or any high-priced corners in free agency, and maybe that’s something they look to address in the draft, but Howie Roseman doesn’t have a fantastic record of nailing that position each time April comes around. Let’s hope that changes this year.