Malcolm Jenkins (PHI)
Three year contract worth $15.5 million. Jenkins received $6 million in fully guaranteed salary. He received a $5 million signing bonus and will earn an additional $2.5 million in guaranteed salary if on the roster five days after the 2014 Super Bowl. Base salaries of the contract are $1,000,000(2014), $4,000,000(2015), and $5,000,000(2016).
Jenkins took a slight gamble on himself here, as $6 million is the true amount that is guaranteed. If he were to suffer a serious injury late in the 2014 season, it’s conceivable that Philadelphia would cut ties with him after this season. But still just 26, if Jenkins fares well with the Eagles he’ll have the rare opportunity to hit free agency for a second time
In what was clearly a seller’s market, the Eagles paid a high price for Jenkins who they believe is a better fit in their scheme. He will need to be, considering his production in the Saints’ scheme over the past two seasons. In 2012 he finished as the worst safety in the league and followed that up in 2013 grading out as just the 50th-best out of 68 safeties who played at least 50% of their team’s snaps. Jenkins biggest flaw to date relates to his tackling, where he has missed 45 tackles in the last three seasons—the most of any safety.