Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is going to be the Eagles' "workhorse" in the backfield this season, Doug Pederson said following their opening night win over the Atlanta Falcons, albeit in a very 2018 kind of way.
Ajayi had just three carries in the first half last Thursday night while Sproles saw a lot of work. But that flipped in the second half as Ajayi scored twice and had 62 yards. Apparently Ajayi was dealing with a foot issue. Ajayi emerged from the game healthy and Pederson said, "we'll see him more" and called him a "workhorse."