Safety Malcolm Jenkins has played at an all-pro level this season, according to future Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins. One can make a strong case that he's been the MVP of the Eagles' defense this season, even with the dominant Fletcher Cox at defensive end.
As much as Jenkins has been a leader on the field, he's has been just as impactful off the field with his work through The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation which provides positive change in the lives of youth, primarily in underserved communities, through innovative opportunities and experiences to help them succeed in life. On Friday, the NFLPA named Jenkins its Community MVP for Week 9 of the NFL season.
This past Monday, Jenkins hosted his second annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon event in Philadelphia as a fundraiser to expand the foundation's reach in the Philadelphia region.
During the bye week, Jenkins went back to New Orleans where he spent the first five seasons of his career to host his annual Taste of New Orleans fundraiser to provide money for Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. (Reinforcing Education With Activities, Recreation and Developmental Supports) which provides leadership curriculum and college scholarships for local youth.
Over the summer, Jenkins hosted his annual football camp for over 400 boys and girls which also provided an opportunity to teach about the importance of nutrition and sports safety.
Later this year, Jenkins will make donate holiday dinners to families in need. He has previously done this in New Orleans, but for the first time he will do this in Philadelphia as well.
Learn more about the work of Jenkins' foundation here.