St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins recorded the interception of the year on Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals, channeling his inner David Tyree. Jenkins was able to pin a Carson Palmer throw to his helmet and maintained control, earning a ridiculous turnover in the red zone.
Jenkins has been inconsistent throughout his career, but this play showcases the type of talent he possesses. Since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of North Alabama, Jenkins has recorded 214 tackles and eight interceptions. His best season was as a rookie, when the now 26-year-old had four interceptions.
Jenkins is trying to help the Rams to their second win of the season, after they beat the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 but then lost consecutive games to the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers in Weeks 2 and 3, respectively.
St. Louis has some expectations this year after trading Sam Bradford for Nick Foles and a second-round pick this offseason. General manager Les Snead then gave Foles a two-year, $24 million extension, hoping to hitch his wagon to Foles long-term. Thus far, the defense has been very solid for the most part but the offense has desperately lagged behind.