The Philadelphia Eagles have lacked a hard-hitting All-Pro safety since Brian Dawkins left via free agency after the 2008 season.
It has been an issue with fans ever since.
And it's a problem which will likely be solved this season.
Through training camp and the preseason, Jenkins' penchant for hitting has been noticeable.
"I definitely have a chip on my shoulder, but my motivation right now is more proving to the players on this team what I can do more than proving that to (the Saints)," Jenkins told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "My urgency is to prove my worth to this team right now, but I definitely have a chip on my shoulder from switching teams."
Jenkins has become a team leader in a relatively short amount of time. Since arriving in Philadelphia, he has soaked in everything and has been thoroughly impressed with his teammates and the organization.
"When I first signed, I wasn't really familiar with the team, and I guess the first wave of information I got was that we were last in the league in pass defense and that our secondary needed so much help," Jenkins told the Inquirer. "But when I got here and got around the guys, the biggest thing I learned and was surprised about was how competitive they were and how talented they were."
"I just felt like right away that I fit in with these guys and that we have a special secondary here," Jenkins told the Inquirer. "I don't have to fix this secondary. All I had to do was come in and be me and add that voice. Everything else will fall into place. I think the talent was already here, and that's what surprised me."