How the Eagles’ Offense Will Look Without Jay Ajayi

The Eagles barely edged out Atlanta on opening night and then have gone on to lose three of their last four with the lone win in that stretch a narrow victory over the now 1-4 Colts. They started the season without their outstanding franchise quarterback and top wide receiver. Their offensive line hasn’t played to the high standard it set in 2017 and the back end of Philadelphia’s defense has been far too generous while the pass-rush has taken a step back.

The Eagles have committed far too many self-inflicted wounds and they have not been very good on special teams. Philadelphia has not yet been able to put a full game together and have already faced the easiest portion of their schedule. Now, word just came out that Jay Ajayi tore his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. It isn’t easy to repeat as Super Bowl Champions in today’s NFL.

What does the loss of Ajayi mean to this offense? Even though he only carried the ball eight times on Sunday while likely playing injured, Ajayi currently leads the Eagles in rushing attempts by a wide margin, but only leads Wendell Smallwood in rushing by 34 yards. Ajayi averaged 4.1 yards per carry and contributed little as a receiver before his season ended.

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