Show Him The Money?
Haason Reddick: You See What's Going On
After just one season, Haason Reddick’s three-year, $45 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles became one of the league’s biggest bargains.
In speaking with reporters Tuesday for the first time since returning to practice as a limited participant because of a groin injury, the 28-year-old edge rusher is more than aware of what he brings to the game.
Asked if he felt underpaid, Reddick said: “You all see it. You all see what’s going on,” before adding, “I’m worried about being the best version of myself, and then everything will sort itself out.”
Nineteen and a half sacks and six forced fumbles in 20 games are numbers that are only rivaled by stars such as Nick Bosa and Myles Garrett, yet there are currently 14 edge rushers making more in annual value, per overthecap.com.
Last week, the Bengals and two-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Trey Hendrickson agreed on a one-year extension reportedly worth an additional $21 million.
Last year, Reddick became the first player in NFL history to have a third straight double-digit sack season with a third different team in each of those three seasons.
With Reddick in his second year of a three-year deal, he could be looking to get market value before his contract is up, which comes down to whether the Eagles want to discuss an extension sooner than later.
“Last year I’ve shown I’m one of the most elite, one of the best at what I do, top five,” Reddick said. “When you talk about Haason Reddick, if I’m not in that category for you, I have a question: Do you really know football?”
Reddick, coming off a Pro Bowl season and second-team All Pro, said contract discussions “have a way of sorting themselves out.”
While he’s slowly integrating back from the groin injury, Reddick has seen several of his first-team snaps go to rookie Nolan Smith, the 30th overall pick.
ITB’s Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan have previously discussed Reddick’s contract and the long-term feasibility of keeping together Reddick along with Josh Sweat and Nolan Smith.
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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