TRADE! New York Jets Acquire Philadelphia Eagles Edge Rusher Haason Reddick

The New York Jets' eventful offseason has taken another dramatic turn. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jets are acquiring two-time Pro Bowl edger rusher Haason Reddick from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional 2026 draft pick.

Per Schefter, the pick will be a second-rounder if Reddick plays 67.5% of the defensive snaps AND logs 10 or more sacks. Those are lofty targets, but Reddick has achieved both for four straight seasons. If he falls short in 2024, the pick will revert to a third-rounder.

Landing Reddick is yet another massive splash for the Jets in what's been a very buzzy offseason: They've already acquired longtime Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith and former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams. 

Reddick is a slam dunk for the Jets. While Williams and Smith are high-risk, high-reward signings due to their recent injury struggles, Reddick is unquestionably an elite player still in his prime. He has notched an excellent 50.5 total sacks over his last four seasons, and he's still only 29 years old. The Jets are even set to pay him a relatively affordable $15 million in the final year of his contract.

The only real downside for the Jets is the draft compensation they're sending out to the Eagles. Given the status of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who will turn 41 this season and is coming off an Achilles tear, there's no telling how the Jets will look during the 2025 season. Heck, depending on how this season goes, Rodgers could easily be retired by then. If the next two seasons aren't successful for the Jets, they could come to regret this trade. But for now, it's as exciting and high-upside a move as they've made this whole offseason. 

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