Super Bowl champion to retire this weekend, will be honorary captain for Eagles tonight vs. Dallas
Former Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is calling it a career this weekend.
The Super Bowl champion will be an honorary captain for the Eagles in tonight’s regular-season finale vs. Dallas.
Super Bowl champion Jay Ajayi is officially retiring from the NFL this weekend.— NFL UK (@NFLUK) January 8, 2022
The London-born RB will be an honorary captain for the @Eagles tonight. 🇬🇧🏈
Congrats Jay, and all the best in retirement! pic.twitter.com/uOFaontFsi
“The Linc is a special place,” Ajayi said via Jim Gehman of PhiladelpiaEagles.com. “The fans, they’re amazing. They either love you or they hate you, but they’re going to give you what it is. And that’s what I liked, keeping it real with me 100 percent of the time. I loved it there.
Ajayi was acquired by the Eagles at the trade deadline in 2017 and was an integral part of their sensational Super Bowl run. He played in seven games en route to a 13-3 season, finishing second on the team in rushing with 408 yards.
“Being able to come in and work with those other great running backs, Coach Duce Staley, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, all those guys in that room, we were all competing, and we were all pushing each other to be great.”
“Getting the win against Tom Brady, it was like us against the world. Just special moments. Moments I won’t forget. I’m a champion. We brought the first Super Bowl to Philly, and I’m a part of that. That’s a very important time in my life. I’m grateful for everything, for what Philly did for me.”
Making the Pro Bowl as a Miami Dolphin in 2016, Ajayi ends his career with 2,546 rushing yards and 13 TDs.
Mandatory Credit: David Maialetti | Philadelphia Inquirer