Jay Ajayi: British Super Bowl-winning running back officially retiring from the NFL | NFL News

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Jay Ajayi played a crucial role in helping the Philadelphia Eagles succeed in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots after obtaining them via a deal with the Miami Dolphins.

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Jay Ajayi celebrates winning Super Bowl LII

Jay Ajayi is officially retiring from the NFL and will become an honorary captain for the Philadelphia Eagles in the regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.

The London-born decline helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl LII title against the New England Patriots after being acquired from the Miami Dolphins ahead of the 2017 trade deadline.

He proved to be a major addition to the Philadelphia Championship, forming a three-pronged ground attack with LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement as he finished second on the team with 408 rushing yards to land at 5.8 yards per load from 70 attempts in seven games.

The 2015 fifth-round pick from Boise State later submitted 184 yards in the playoffs, including 57 yards from nine campaigns against the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Ajayi made to the Pro Bowler with the Dolphins in 2016 after leading the team with 1,272 flush yards for eight touchdowns along with 27 catches for 151 yards.

His career suffered a setback in 2018 when he suffered a season-ending AFC Champions League rupture in the Eagles’ week five game with the Minnesota Vikings, before making three appearances after being re-signed in November 2019 in response to an injury Darren Sproulis until his release in December.

In 2020, he signed as an esports player in the eMLS League Series One with Philadelphia Union in the MLS.

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