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The New York Jets acquire LB Haason Reddick via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles


The New York Jets acquire LB Haason Reddick via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles

On Friday, March 29th, 2024 the New York Jets acquired the pass rushing specialist linebacker, Haason Reddick, in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles which completes the N. Y. Jets search for an edge rusher in the wake of Bryce Huff's departure through free agency.

Trade Details

The New York Jets sent the Philadelphia Eagles a conditional 2026 3rd - round pick that could potentially improve to a 2026 2nd - round selection if Reddick reaches 67.5 % playing time and 10 - sacks with the New York Jets during this upcoming 2024 - 2025 NFL season. In 2023, Haason recorded 11 - sacks and 38 - tackles throughout a total of 17 - regular season football games as well as playing 74 % of the total defensive snaps.

Trading Places

For the most part, the N. Y. Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles swapped edge rushers with one another as Huff, who led the New York Jets with 10 - sacks last season, signed a 3 - year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles which is worth up to approximately $51 million on the first day of the NFL’s free agency period this offseason.

Some of the NFL’s Elite Pass Rushers

The New York Jets previously pursued Shaq Barrett as well as Jadeveon Clowney during the beginning of the NFL’s free agency period this NFL offseason, but both of those guys signed deals with other NFL franchises in the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers, respectively.

In the sack - master pass rushing linebacker in the 29 - year - old Haason Reddick, the N. Y. Jets are acquiring a proven veteran NFL product. Reddick has compiled a total of 50.5 - sacks over the previous 4 - NFL seasons which is good for the 4th - highest number of sacks in the National Football League. Haason and the Cleveland Browns edge rushing superstar, Myles Garrett, are the only 2 - NFL players to record a minimum of 10 - sacks in each of the last 4 - seasons.

The only weakness to this recent trade is the New York Jets are receiving a big contract. Reddick is scheduled to earn $14.25 million in base pay for the upcoming 2024 - 2025 NFL season, the last year of his current contract. If the New York Jets decide not to re - sign Haason, and he leaves as an NFL free agent next year, the N. Y. Jets would be on the hook for a compensatory draft pick in 2026. It is also a potential situation for the New York Jets to give him a new contract extension prior to the coming football season.

Haason is also set to pick up a $1 million roster bonus on Monday, April 1st, 2024. The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to have to pay that roster bonus according to several NFL sources. That payment was initially set to be due in March of 2024, but the Philadelphia Eagles and Reddick pushed it back a little bit in order to help facilitate his trade as his NFL career moves on to the next chapter.

This is just the latest move in a series of win - now decisions by the New York Jets, who are attempting to capitalize on their Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl contending window. The N. Y. Jets have also picked up offensive tackles in Tyron Smith and Morgan Moses, who are both 33 - years - old, and the New York Jets have also added the outstanding 29 - year - old wide receiver, Mike Williams, who is coming off of a major ACL surgery but should be a dangerous weapon for the New York Jets offense moving forward.

The New York Jets are loaded at the defensive end position, with Reddick joining their other starters in Jermaine Johnson and John Franklin - Myers and the former 2023 first - round pick Will McDonald. The N. Y. Jets also have back - up Micheal Clemons.

"The more, the merrier," the New York Jets head coach, Robert Saleh, stated last week at the annual National Football League meetings that were held in Orlando, Florida.

Often the New York Jets tend to enjoy to rotate 4 and sometimes 5 - defensive ends throughout a football game in order to keep fresh fast and nimble pass rushers against their opponents. Reddick's new arrival may heavily impact McDonald, who was expected to have a larger role after a nondescript rookie year last season. Haason’s acquisition might also impact Franklin - Myers, who carries a $16.4 million salary cap charge this year. The New York Jets could approach him about renegotiating his contract to a more franchise friendly deal.

The major concern with Reddick is that he seriously tailed off at the end of the previous 2023 - 2024 NFL season as he finished with a disappointing 5 - consecutive sackless games that included one sackless game during the 2024 NFL playoffs. The Philadelphia Eagles decided to change their defensive coordinators during the season last year, which definitely appeared to have some affects on Reddick's role and usage in their defensive packages.

"All kinds of juice and gas off the edge. He's definitely a problem," the New York Jets head coach in Robert Saleh explained about Haason Reddick prior to the New York Jets facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles last season. "... He's definitely found a new lease on life in that front. He's dynamic. He's versatile. They can do a lot of different things with him, but he's a three - way rusher. He can win inside. He can win outside. He can run right through you."

Reddick’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards

  • Second - Team NFL All - Pro Selection (2022)
  • 2 - Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2022, 2023)
  • NFL Forced Fumbles Co - Leader (2022)
  • First - Team All - AAC Selection (2016)


“Eagles trade edge rusher Haason Reddick to Jets for draft pick”, Rich Cimini, espn.com, March 29, 2024.

“Haason Reddick”, pro-football-reference.com, April 1, 2024.