The Philadelphia Eagles are the class of the NFC with a (7-1) record, but to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders, they did not feel that a running game featuring LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood was good enough. That is why the Eagles pulled the trigger on this shocking trade, acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins, a talented player that has rushed for 465 yards this season and should be an excellent fit in the Eagles offense. Make no mistake about it, the Philadelphia Eagles are all in, the goal is the Lombardi Trophy.
All it took for the Eagles to acquire Jay Ajayi was a fourth round draft pick, and the 24-year-old does not have a large contract as he makes only $615,000 this year and $705,000 next year, but he wants a new contract and this trade makes it clear that Ajayi was not getting that new deal from the cash strapped Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins know that 2017 is a lost cause, they will try again in 2018, with a healthy Ryan Tannehill under center.
We here at SportSmasher.com also hear that the Eagles might not be done trading, they are looking to acquire help i the secondary, as well as reinforce the offensive line in the wake of the Jason Peters injury.
The Dolphins may not be done selling, there are rumors that wide receiver Jarvis Landry could also be on the move, for the right price.
If you are a fantasy football player, I guess the guy to pick up in Miami is Damien Willians, and Kenyan Drake could see additional usage.