One of the top pass rushers in this year’s free agent class has reportedly found his new home. The Eagles are signing Haason Reddick to a three-year, $45MM deal (Twitter link via Mike Garafolo of NFL Network). He adds that $30MM is guaranteed, and that the deal can reach of maximum value of $49.5MM.
The 27-year-old started his career in Arizona, but was primarily used as a middle linebacker for much of his time there. A 12.5 sack campaign in 2020 showed, however, that he could be used effectively as more of a pure pass rusher. That earned him a ‘prove-it‘ deal in Carolina, where he reunited with former Temple head coach Matt Rhule. Now he will head to back to Pennsylvania.
In 2021, the former first rounder replicated his success from the previous year. He posted 11 sacks and 18 QB hits, as well as two forced fumbles. That production led to the expectation he would price himself out of Carolina, while the team focused on other free agents. It was reported last week that he Reddick would be seeking a deal averaging up to $17MM per season. At $15MM, this contract comes up just short of that figure, but still represents a sizeable pay raise from what he has earned to date in his career.
Reddick represents one of what is expected to be multiple moves the Eagles make to bolster their pass rush. After the team ranked 31st in the league in sacks, they could very well add another free agent, or use at least one of their three first round picks on further edge rushing help.