NFL Offseason: Eagles Trading Haason Reddick To Jets

NFL Offseason: Eagles Trading Haason Reddick To Jets Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports

And off he goes.

On Friday, just three days before the new date of his signing bonus being due, the Eagles reportedly agreed to deal pass rusher Haason Reddick.

Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz reports that the All-Pro will be headed to the Jets.

The end result is that the Eagles essentially swapped the next several years of Bryce Huff for one year of Reddick.

Haason Reddick’s PR team has been out in full force trying to make it seem like he really wanted to be in Philadelphia. When he sat down at the table to get a new deal, however, his camp spent several months reportedly not giving an inch and demanding $25 million per year – something that’s just unheard of for a player that will be 30 this coming season.

As it seems, being in Philadelphia came in second (at best) to Reddick and his team.

Reddick was a guy who got sacks in bunches last year and then disappeared toward the end of the year. Last season he managed 11 sacks, but over half (6.5) came in just three games. He managed just four and a half sacks across the Eagles other 14 games throughout the season.

He had just seven tackles during the Eagles final five games (including the playoffs) despite his playing over 70% of the snaps. Two of the tackles (and all four of his QB hits) had come against the lowly Giants. He was otherwise a non-factor as the Eagles faced an epic collapse.

The Eagles now set their defensive line to have youth on it rather than an older player who is looking to be overpaid.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the return for the Eagles is a Day Two pick in the 2026 draft.

Essentially, that guarantees them a pick in the draft that they would have received a compensatory pick for having lost Reddick in free agency. It is also sure to be sooner than that pick would have been and ensures they get the pick regardless of if they are active in free agency next offseason or not.

The base compensation is a third-round pick that becomes a second rounder if the 30-year-old plays 67.5% of snaps or reaches 10 or more sacks.

In reality, the Jets believe he can reach those numbers considering they are apparently going to offer him a contract that would make him a top-five paid player at the position and the oldest one in that group other than perennial DPOTY finalist TJ Watt.

It’s certainly not the value that fans would have hoped for, but that this is the best the team could get shows just how ridiculous the deal Reddick’s team is demanding is and how Reddick’s value is seen around the league.

Update: Zach Rosenblatt (formerly covered the Eagles, now covers the Jets) reports that Reddick will carry a $14.5M cap hit for the jets in 2024.

If that $14.5 million is dropping off of hist expected nearly $22 million cap hit the Eagles were expecting to have, it means they’ll save $14.5M in salary (incurring the $21.5 million in dead cap) and will no longer be responsible for the additional $14.5 million cap hit that they would have been due for in 2025. Reports indicate they will be able to lush some of that dead money forward to make it less of a concern.


Eagles Offseason Recap:


DE Brandon Graham

G Landon Dickerson

TE Albert Okwuegbunam

P Braden Mann

LS Rick Lovato

K Jake Elliott

Free Agents (Added):

DE Bryce Huff

RB Saquon Barkley

LB Zack Baun

OL Matt Hennessy

WR DeVante Parker

DB CJ Gardner-Johnson

LB Devin White

LB Oren Burks

DT PJ Mustipher

WR Parris Campbell

CB Tyler Hall

QB Will Grier


DE Josh Sweat

Trade (Acquisitions):

QB Kenny Pickett

Trade (Loss):

EDGE Haason Reddick

Free Agents (Lost):

RB D’Andre Swift

QB Marcus Mariota

LB Nicholas Morrow

TE Jack Stoll

OL Jack Driscoll

WR Quez Watkins


C Jason Kelce

DT Fletcher Cox

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