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Jets Trade For All Pro Edge Rusher Haason Reddick

The New York Jets made major waves Friday afternoon trading for the two-time edge rushing Pro Bowler and 2022 second team All-Pro Haason Reddick from the Philadelphia Eagles.

The news was first reported by ESPN NFL senior insider Adam Schefter. In the deal, the Jets traded away a conditional 2026 third-round pick that could become a second for Reddick.

The draft pick becomes a second rounder if Reddick plays 67.5% of snaps this season and has 10 or more sacks. Reddick is coming off a season with 11 sacks, 23 QB hits, and 13 tackles for loss.

This move fills a hole at the edge rusher position for New York, who lost Bryce Huff ironically enough to the Eagles. Therefore, this could just be seen as a trade of Huff and a draft pick for Reddick and a 2025 3rd round pick New York gets for the Eagles signing Huff.

Is that a good move for New York? Only time will tell as all eyes will be on both players and what they contribute towards their teams. Nonetheless, Reddick is a huge addition for the Jets, his two pro bowl selections have come in the last two seasons.

NFL senior insider Ian Rapoport stated as well that Reddick is expected to receive a new contract with the Jets. Reddick is 29 years old and is entering the final year of his contract that he signed back in 2022 with the Eagles. He will have $14.5 million cap hit if not signed to a new deal.

Reddick will fill right in as the Jets best edge rusher on the team, and you would now think that position is not a need for New York at pick number 10 in the upcoming draft.

You can debate the optics of the Jets replacing a younger Huff for Reddick but make no mistake about it regardless of what you think of Huff, The Jets a got talented player to help boost their defense and compete for a championship in 2024.

Reddick has had double digit sacks for the last four seasons, and he hasn’t missed a game in the last two seasons. Even in 2021, he only missed one game. He is a productive player who is dependable and durable. That is all you can ask for if you’re the Jets.

As long as there isn’t a sudden regression for Reddick and he can stay healthy, this is a good move for the Jets and should help them tremendously. On top of that, Reddick already joins a solid Defensive line group with the likes of Quinnen Williams, Jermaine Johnson, John Franklin-Myers, and the promising second-year talent Will McDonald IV.

Reddick is just another fantastic addition to an already great Jets defense. With Reddick, they should continue to be a great productive defense. With Aaron Rodgers back for the 2024 season and this top tier defense, the New York Jets should be a Super Bowl contender. The key is though, can this team stay healthy?

 

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