The New York Jets acquired pass rusher Haason Reddick from the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional 2026 third-round pick that can become a second-round selection if he plays at least 67.5 percent of the snaps and collects at least ten sacks in 2024.

Reddick played the last two seasons with the Eagles and was one of their top rushers, earning two Pro Bowl nods and a 2022 Second Team All-Pro selection. He is coming off a fourth consecutive season with double-digit sacks (11), five lower than his 2022 total.

The former Temple standout had 11 sacks for the Carolina Panthers in 2021 and 12.5 for the Arizona Cardinals in 2020. It took a while before he took his place among the best rushers, having only 7.5 sacks in his first three seasons with the Cardinals.

The 2024 season would have coincided with the final year of Reddick’s three-year, $45 million deal with the Eagles. However, the Jets will now absorb that contract, earning Reddick a $14.25 million base salary in the upcoming season.

The Jets traded for Reddick after allowing Bryce Huff to walk away in free agency. Ironically, Huff signed a three-year, $51.1 million contract with the Eagles.

With the addition of Reddick, the Jets' defense is set to become even more formidable. He will join a defensive front featuring Javon Kinlaw, Jermaine Johnson, and Quinnen Williams and line up alongside the experienced C.J. Mosley at linebacker. The secondary will be in good hands with Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed.

In addition to Reddick, the Jets tried to sign Jadeveon Clowney, but he went with the Carolina Panthers. They also tried to bring in Shaquil Barrett, but he joined the Miami Dolphins.

-Lance Fernandez