The former Notre Dame standout-turned-NFL undrafted free agent led Philadelphia in rush attempts and yards on Sunday.
The Philadelphia Eagles traveled to London to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The defending Super Bowl champions came away with a 24-18 win in the final NFL game of the season at Wembley Stadium.
Former Notre Dame running back Josh Adams led the Philadelphia rushing attack, carrying the ball nine times for 61 yards — a solid 6.8 yards per carry. His longest run of the day was 21 yards.
Adams has continued to see his role in the Eagle offense increase since the loss of Jay Ajayi to injury. You might say this was predictable, as Adams more closely resembles Ajayi’s running style than any of the other Philadephia backs. While Wendell Smallwood and Cory Clement are more change-of-pace backs, Adams is a solid first and second down back capable of handling a heavy workload and coping with the physical punishment that comes with running between the tackles.
Adams also caught a pass for six yards.
Moving forward, it’s entirely possible that Adams’ workload and role continues to increase — especially if he can continue to show progress and effectiveness as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. His consistency running the ball will become increasingly important in a tight divisional race down the stretch. The Eagles still have five of their six divisional games left on the schedule, starting with the Dallas Cowboys at home after the upcoming bye week.
Additionally, his impact goes beyond just his immediate value to the Eagles. Rotoworld is calling him an “add” in all fantasy formats, while others believe his emergence will allow Philadelphia to pursue help at other positions before today’s 4 p.m. trade deadline.