Nearly four years after suffering an ACL injury that pretty much ended his career, former Eagles running back Jay Ajayi finally got his insurance payout.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Tuesday morning reported that Ajayi “received a settlement for his $5 million loss-of-value insurance policy.”
Rapoport back in 2018, in the wake of Ajayi’s ACL tear that ended his 2018 season early, ajayi-had-insurance-policy-to-protect-from-injury-0ap3000000972694″reported that Ajayi had purchased a loss-of-value insurance policy as he entered the final year of his rookie contract. That ended up being a wise move.
Ajayi, who had long had knee issues, tore his ACL in October of 2018, not that long after he helped the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl championship to cap the 2017 season.
While Ajayi rehabbed and played again in the NFL, he was never the same. In 2019, he played in just three games for the Eagles but had just 30 yards on 10 carries; he had nothing left.
While it’s unclear how much of that $5 million policy Ajayi received in the settlement, it’s worth noting that Ajayi never signed the big second contract so many NFL players yearn to get.
Ajayi was a fifth-round pick and his