Dolphins trade RB Jay Ajayi to Eagles
- The Miami Dolphins have traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round pick, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly.
- Ajayi had a breakout year in the 2016 season as he ranked third in the NFL in PFF’s elusive rating with a mark of 76.0. Furthermore, Ajayi led the league with 58 forced missed tackles on runs, which was 11 more than what second-ranked Jonathan Stewart racked up. In addition, Ajayi ranked second in the league with 3.46 yards after contact.
- However, Miami’s running back has been unable to replicate his performance from last year so far this season. He ranks 20th in elusive rating with a score of 43.7 and has forced just 23 missed tackles after seven games while averaging 2.77 yards after contact, which is good for 16th among running backs.
- On the other hand, Philadelphia running back LeGarrette Blount has been playing well this season and currently ranks first in the league with an elusive rating of 110.4. The former New England Patriot ranks second in the NFL with an average of 3.96 yards after contact while his 27 broken tackles on runs are good for third among running backs.