Haason Reddick on Eagles: ‘Sometimes hard decisions have to be made’


Haason Reddick on Eagles: ‘Sometimes hard decisions have to be made’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles on Friday shipped two-time Pro Bowler Haason Reddick to the Jets for a 2026 draft pick.

At his introductory press conference in North Jersey, Reddick seemed excited for the next chapter in his career.

“I believe I have a lot left in the tank. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here,” Reddick said to Jets reporters. “That’s pretty much that. I feel like when I don’t have anymore left to give, I’ll retire. Until that point, I’m going to try to play my best ball.

“As far as the Eagles go, though, it wasn’t about what he has left in the tank or anything like that. It’s a business and sometimes hard decisions have to be made, even if you don’t like them.”

Reddick, 29, spent just two seasons with the Eagles after signing a three-year, $45 million contract to come home to Philly before the 2022 season. He was incredibly productive with 27 sacks, 49 QB hits and 24 tackles for loss in those two seasons.

But Reddick also clearly outplayed his contract and wanted a new deal. The Eagles granted permission for Reddick to seek a trade this offseason. Then the Eagles then signed former Jets’ edge rusher Bryce Huff in free agency and worked out a deal to keep Josh Sweat for 2024.

Once those two deals were finalized, it seems even more likely that Reddick would be on the move.

The return is a 2026 third-round pick that will be a second-rounder if Reddick played at least 67.5% of the Jets’ defensive snaps and picks up 10 sacks. Those are lofty targets but Reddick has done that in each of the last four years — once with the Cardinals, once with the Panthers and twice with the Eagles.

Reddick said he was happy to hear the trade news on Friday.

“It’s a new beginning, a new chapter for me,” Reddick said. “I get to come here, be around some great players, some guys that have made some great names for themselves, especially on the…

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 11:00:00

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