But it may be a deal that didn't go through that helped as much as any.
It would have had dramatic ramifications had it gone through. It may be a bigger deal that it didn't.
Meanwhile, Jenkins ended up staying and contributing 76 tackles, two interceptions and leadership. He was one of the more thoughtful and outspoken voices in the locker room during a difficult season.
"People should be interested in Malcolm Jenkins," Roseman told Sports Radio 94WIP when it was reported Jenkins was involved in trade talks. "He is a heck of a player. We don't want to give him up."
The third-round pick they didn't trade wound up being used to trade for Timmy Jernigan, a key piece of their defensive line.
And one of the fourth-round picks ended up being receiver Mack Hollins, who has contributed on special teams and added 226 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Safe to say, all sides are pleased that deal did not go through. Had it, it's unclear if either side would be here right now.