The Miami Dolphins made one of the biggest moves at the 2017 NFL trade deadline, shipping Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles. Most responses to the trade favored Philadelphia, so the reasoning for the deal was curious. Dolphins coach Adam Gase shared a simple reaction, saying “it was time for us to move on,” according to Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post. Ajayi, who was grateful in his departure, was a talented player atop a thin depth chart, so Miami’s future at the position is uncertain. Gase himself admitted as much, conceding that “we’ll see how it plays out,” per Habib. No, that doesn’t seem like full confidence. The Dolphins will turn to Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake, who have combined for 57 yards on 22 carries this season. Sinorise Perry has primarily worked on special teams but was a running back in college. The long story short is Miami doesn’t have a ton of experience now that Ajayi is with the Eagles.
Adam Gase on Jay Ajayi trade: It was time to move on
Sportsnaut | Nov 1