Eagles pass rusher Haason Reddick seeking trade

A big-time pass rusher is available via trade. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles have given linebacker Haason Reddick permission to seek a trade as he enters the final year of his contract.

Reddick, who was drafted originally in the first round in 2017 by the Arizona Cardinals, enters the final year of a three-year, $45 million contract with the Eagles.

He has been extremely productive. Last season, he had 11 sacks. In 2022, he had 16 and has had double-digit sacks in four consecutive seasons.

He has a $1 million roster bonus due March 15 and is due to make $14.3 million in salary in 2024. He will count $21.9 million against the cap.

Cutting him or trading him will not save the Eagles much cap space. Because of void years on his contract and restructure bonuses, he will count $20.7 million against the cap in dead money if cut or traded, saving the Eagles only $1.2 million in cap space.

He is 29 years old.

This news immediately raises the question — would the Cardinals trade for their former No. 1 pick? They badly need pass-rushing production. Reddick had 16 sacks for the Eagles when Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon was the defensive coordinator in Philly and defensive coordinator Nick Rallis was his linebackers coach.

However, what would it cost both in terms of trade capital and in a contract extension?

The Cardinals would have to acquire him and pay him as he enters his age 30 season.

He would be a huge addition. would he want to return to Arizona after they spurned him after his 2020 season?

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