3 Huge statements made by Haason Reddick during his first Eagles presser

Haason Reddick, Carolina Panthers (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Haason Reddick, Carolina Panthers (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s been a little less than five years since the Philadelphia Eagles missed the opportunity to land Temple product Haason Reddick. The Arizona Cardinals selected him one spot before the Birds took Derek Barnett 14th-overall in the top half of Round 1 in 2017’s NFL Draft. How ironic is it, as we begin a new league year, that Barnett is out and Reddick is in?

Saint Patrick’s Day was a busy one. Reddick flew in and put pen to paper to officially begin a new three-year partnership with the Birds. He also met many of his new teammates.

Who hasn’t grown up and had dreams of playing for the NFL team you grew up watching? As many of you know, Reddick is a native of New Jersey, and he’s been nothing but excited about his chance to play with his new team.

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The Eagles are thrilled with Haason Reddick’s addition, and fans will be too.

Some guys are just Eagles, you know? It doesn’t matter where Brian Dawkins’ career took him. It doesn’t matter how many rosters LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson end up on. When we think of them, we’ll forever think of their time in the City of Brotherly Love.

Haason Reddick has been a part of this team for like five minutes, and before the plane landed, it felt like he belonged. He’s an Eagle. This just works.

During his first-ever sitdown with select members of the Philly media, he discussed how great it will be to have his family see him play live and in person at home. He also talked about his versatility and his teammates, but it’s what he said about how he handles pressure and one of his teammates in particular.

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There isn’t much that needs to be said after that. The story’s just beginning, but it still feels like a storybook ending. We won’t get too emotional here though.

There’s a ton of work to do. Haason Reddick appears to be up to the task. Now, all that’s left is to see if he and his Eagles teammates can give us a couple of storybook seasons as chapters in what’s turning out to be a pretty good novel.