After notching four sacks last season, Jenkins parlayed his success into a two-year, $6MM deal with the Jets. Unfortunately, he could not recreate that performance in green. Jenkins was not the super sub the Jets were hoping for at defensive end and he was handed his walking papers on Friday. Soon after, he auditioned for the Patriots, but he did not leave New England with a deal.
Pro Football Focus’ numbers indicated that Jenkins was a roughly average interior defender last year. So far this year, his disappointing play has backed up those advanced metrics and then some. He’ll look to do a 180 in KC as he joins Kendall Reyes, Dadi Nicolas, and David King behind starters Jaye Howard and Chris Jones. It’s worth noting that Howard was out of action this past weekend and it’s not immediately clear whether he’ll be ready for Week 11.