Haason Reddick closed Eagles regular season with a bang and everyone noticed

Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

There are blessings in disguise, and then, there are those of the more obvious variety. The Philadelphia Eagles‘ decision to add Haason Reddick this past offseason by way of inking him to a three-year, $45 million contract definitely falls in the latter category. The first two weeks of his new journey with the team he grew up playing for didn’t provide the fireworks that we were hoping. He looked winded during the second half versus the Detroit Lions in the opener and didn’t have the game he probably hoped for in Week 2 versus the Minnesota Vikings. We knew he’d catch fire at some point though, and boy, did he ever!

In Week 3 versus the Washington Commanders, he assisted in the Carson Wentz sack party. 1.5 quarterback takedowns, two additional hits on the Wentz Wagon, and four total tackles were the results of that effort. Things only took off from there.

18 weeks and 17 Eagles games are in our rearview mirror, and now, it’s time to focus on a postseason run. Before we do so, however, how about a hand for number 7? He ends the regular-season campaign with yet another personal achievement.

Haason Reddick has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

The final four weeks of Haason Reddick’s brilliant 17-game regular-season debut with the Eagles produced six sacks, nine additional quarterback hits, 14 tackles (that includes four that resulted in a loss of yardage), and two forced fumbles. Birds fans noticed. So did league offices. For his efforts, he’s been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month. Take a look.

At the risk of sounding presumptuous or entitled, we think he deserves to be named NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Think about it. Can you name someone that has had a better campaign? Maybe you’re aware of someone who has been just as good, but no one has been better.

Haason Reddick marches into his first postseason run on fire, already having 16 sacks, five forced fumbles (that leads the NFL), 26 QB hits, 49 tackles (11 resulted in losses by the opposing offense), three pass breakups, and three fumble recoveries. For his efforts, he was been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after Week 4.

The goal for the Eagles is clear, win the Super Bowl. The grind won’t be easy, but they’re talented enough to get the job done. We expect guys like Haason Reddick to make plays throughout the postseason. He’s special enough and talented enough to help lead the charge on defense. Philadelphia is lucky to have him.

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