Ajayi had spent the 2019 NFL season as a free agent before coming back to Philadelphia to help their injury-plagued backfield. He admits that returning to the Eagles is certainly an ideal situation at this point in his career, via ESPN's Tim McManus:
“What better situation than being able to come back here to the Eagles,” Ajayi told reporters. “A team that I had the highest success at with winning the Super Bowl. A team that I already know the offense, it's not a crazy learning curve. There's a high comfort level here, I love the fan base and a lot of my teammates are still here so it's just a crazy way of how this whole year has happened to come back around to being on Philly, but it's definitely a blessing.”
Ajayi's comments are certainly understandable considering his track record in Philadelphia after they traded for him in exchange for a fourth-round pick during the 2017 campaign. Unfortunately, he was never able to truly find his footing in the offense and went unsigned after finishing the 2018 NFL season with just 84 rushing yards.
Ajayi is now hoping to take full advantage of his second stint with the Eagles as they attempt to repair a backfield that lost Darren Sproles for the rest of the season with a torn hip flexor while Jordan Howard continues to nurse a shoulder injury.
Running back Miles Sanders is now slated to serve as the primary back unless Ajayi can force a split workload.