“Those are the criticisms that are out there,” Ajayi said, via Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media. “I can only speak on how I view myself. I view myself as a team guy. I’m excited to be here. I’m an Eagle. I’m excited for this opportunity. That stuff, at the end of the day, is in the past. I woke up today as a Philadelphia Eagle. I’m very excited about that.”
Shortly after the trade, quarterback Carson Wentz welcomed Ajayi in a text message. He and the Eagles are happy to have Ajayi, and Ajayi can’t wait to play with Wentz, arguably the league’s first-half MVP.
“Just having a chance to be around him today, and from watching his game throughout this season, you can tell Carson is a special guy,” Ajayi said. “He has a special talent. I’m excited to be in the backfield with him, and however they want to use me on this offense, I’m excited.”