I know what most of you have to be thinking; how can trading Jay Ajayi be the right move. Please let me explain my four reasons why I believe the Dolphins made the right move here.
1. Jay Ajayi’s Knees: Per the Jeff Darlington tweet from Tuesday, the Dolphins Organization does not believe that Jay has much left in his knees. Is this a true statement; maybe. However, it is something for Dolphins fans to keep an eye on. Having watched every game so far this year, I can assure you that he has not been the same running back this year, as he was last year. Yes, you can blame that on the offensive line, but you have to at least lay some of the blame at the feet of Ajayi.
2. Adam Gase’s Culture: Per the Craig Mish Tweet on Tuesday, Ajayi had become “extremely combative with the coaching staff.” Adam has only been here for a year and a half and his players must know that this is a huge no-no for him. One thing that Gase preaches is that when his players show up for practice/ games you better do what you are told and you better work your tail off for your brothers and your coaches at all times. Clearly, Jay thought he was above these standards and he is not.
3. Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams: Since both of these backs became members of the team the fans have only gotten glimpses of what these guys are made of. I look forward to what our backfield looks like with these two. Perhaps we could have our very own “Slash and Dash “duo.
4. The 2018 RB Draft Class: By trading Ajayi, besides for the reasons listed above, it could have everything to do with the 2018 Running Back Class. There are 3 superstars at the top of the draft board: Saquon Barkley (Penn State), Derrius Guice (L.S.U.), and Nick Chubb (Georgia.) However, there are going to be a few other guys who could be a real difference maker at the next level. Guys like: Damien Harries (Alabama), Bryce Love (Stanford), and Royce Freeman (Oregon).
I know it has been a crazy past 24 hours but I believe in this regime. If they believe that this was the right move then I will be in agreement with it as well.
GO FINS… NOW AND FOREVER.