Jay Ajayi On Anonymous Wentz Report: "That's Crap"

The Eagles running back refuted a report describing Carson Wentz as selfish – and had strong words for the anonymous sources

Tiki and Tierney
January 30, 2019 - 6:00 pm

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By now, you’ve likely heard the report than unnamed team sources have described Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz as “selfish” and “egotistical.”

Well, Eagles running back Jay Ajayi refuted those claims Wednesday on CBS Sports Radio. 

“For one, Carson and Nick (Foles), in my opinion, they’re the same person – selfless guys, people that want to win, great Christian guys that love all their teammates,” Ajayi said on Tiki & Tierney. “It’s weak as hell for teammates or guys (to say that). If it’s teammates or guys, that crap is weak to not put your name behind it, not to be brave enough. You’re over here dogging your teammates to the media? That’s crap.”

While the unnamed sources described Foles as “universally loved,” it was surprising to see reports of dissension in the Eagles’ locker room. After all, this team won the Super Bowl last season.

“That kind of stuff – I won’t lie – that’s not good stuff when you start seeing those kind of cracks happen in the locker room,” Ajayi said. "For me personally, when I first got to Philly, there were no stories like that. There was no drama or weird rumors coming out of the locker room. I look at that like that’s nonsense. For it to start happening now after we’ve won the Super Bowl and had success, that’s weird. Carson was just doing brilliant one year ago.”

If a player or players actually did criticize Wentz anonymously, Brandon Tierney wondered, what happens if they’re back with the Eagles next season?

“That’s why I say that’s dangerous,” Ajayi said. “It’s not good when you start having cracks like that. From my standpoint, being on the Eagles since I’ve been there, there’s not been any leakage. They don’t do that. I won’t lie: when I was in Miami, we would have weird stories come out, people bashing each other. That’s not good.”