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    Haason Reddick Trade Details: Revisiting Winners and Losers from New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles Trade

    The Philadelphia Eagles traded edge rusher Haason Reddick to the New York Jets in March. How has each team adjusted to life after the deal?

    Each NFL team is constantly searching for an elite pass rusher. Considering how pass-heavy the league has become, it’s important to have a consistent pass-rushing threat on defense. That is exactly why the New York Jets traded with the Philadelphia Eagles to land Haason Reddick earlier this offseason.

    Reddick was reportedly disgruntled heading into the final year of his current contract, and the Eagles weren’t willing to meet his demands. As a result, the Jets swung a deal for the proven pass rusher as the team is pushing for a Super Bowl in 2024 with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.

    Haason Reddick Trade Details

    Reddick was traded on March 29, 2024, nearly two weeks after the start of free agency.

    The Jets received:

    • Haason Reddick, EDGE

    The Eagles received:

    • 2026 conditional third-round pick

    There are two conditions that must be met for the 2026 third-round pick to be elevated into a second-round pick: If Reddick plays over 67.5% of New York’s defensive snaps and records 10 or more sacks, Philadelphia will receive a 2026 second-round pick.

    If either or both of those conditions aren’t met, the Eagles will receive a 2026 third-round pick.

    Players Involved in the Reddick Trade

    Although Reddick was the only player directly involved in the trade, the move impacted several other decisions for each team this offseason.

    Prior to trading Reddick, there were rumors that the Eagles were listening to offers on edge rusher Josh Sweat.

    However, on March 15, it was reported that Sweat agreed to restructure his current contract to remain in Philadelphia for one more season. While Sweat was willing to restructure his deal, Reddick clearly wasn’t.

    The arrival of Reddick in New York likely factored into the Jets trading away defensive end John Franklin-Myers on April 27 as well.

    Who Won the Reddick Trade?

    In an odd turn of events, the Eagles somehow appear to be the early winners of this trade.

    Despite receiving an asset that likely won’t materialize into anything until the 2026 NFL Draft, Philadelphia looks like the winner as training camp is quickly approaching.

    Although Reddick made an appearance at his introductory press conference with the Jets, he has yet to practice with the team in any capacity. Given Reddick’s public contract demands, many believed he would quickly ink a new contract extension upon arriving in New York.

    That hasn’t been the case, though, as Reddick was absent during mandatory minicamp.

    Jets players will report for training camp on July 23, and the first practice is scheduled for July 24. It will certainly be interesting to see if Reddick shows up or whether he continues to hold out due to his unresolved contract situation.

    While there may have been an unofficial agreement in place at the time of the trade, clearly something has changed Reddick’s mind.

    If the Jets could go back in time and just sign Bryce Huff to a new contract instead of trading a future draft pick for Reddick, would New York do it? It’s certainly worth discussing because this entire situation with Reddick has become quite a distraction that the Jets likely weren’t anticipating back on March 29.

    On the other side of the deal, Philadelphia appears to be in an envious position.

    The Eagles signed Huff away from the Jets on a three-year, $51.1 million deal. While there are questions about whether Huff can be a full-time edge rusher, he is nearly four years younger than Reddick and will seemingly cost significantly less.

    In the 2023 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected Nolan Smith near the end of the first round, likely in anticipation of the team’s situation at edge rusher in 2024. Now, Philadelphia will head into training camp with an edge rusher rotation that includes Sweat, Huff, Smith, Brandon Graham, and rookie Jalyx Hunt.

    The Eagles selected Hunt in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Given that Sweat and Graham are both likely heading into their final seasons in Philadelphia, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has positioned the franchise nicely at edge rusher moving forward.

    As training camp quickly approaches, the Jets must reach some type of contract resolution with Reddick. If the dispute continues to drag on, it will only create an unnecessary distraction that a team with championship aspirations ideally doesn’t want to deal with.

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