Haason Reddick shares his Ben Roethlisberger sack fantasy on Super Bowl Opening Night

Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

Never question the impact that legends have on the young NFL stars (or the latter grouping’s appreciation for the game). The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs were the stars of the show during Media Night at the Super Bowl, and two stars of the current Birds roster, Haason Reddick and Miles Sanders, have the legends of the game on their minds.

Reddick is a former tailback, but his time in the backfield ended much sooner than Miles’ did. Thank goodness. It appears that he’s found his calling as an outside linebacker and sack artist, but, like Philly’s RB1, Haaason patterned his game after Detroit Lions great Barry Sanders. There’s been no word stating Nick Sirianni and Shane Steichen are planning any trick plays with their defensive star taking a handoff, but it’s nice to know the option is there if they plan on being creative.

Here’s a disclaimer. We recommend that any trick plays involving Haason are kept in the vault until next season. No one wants to see an experiment blow up in their faces.

Haason Reddick shares that Big Ben Roethlisberger is the star of his sack fantasy.

You absolutely have to love Super Bowl Media Night. Stars from both rosters are able to let their hair down some. You never know what you’ll see or what guys will be asked. That’s what makes things fun.

We thought Jordan Mailata would have sung a few notes. That was our bold prediction, but hey, you can’t have everything. How about Haason Reddick’s sack fantasy as a consolation prize?

We thought that might grab your attention. Let’s just say that no one will, ever have to complain about Reddick’s dreams needing to be ‘bigger’.

Seeing Reddick drop Roethlisberger would have most certainly been worth the cost of admission. Yeah… We stand by that first thought. We’re glad he isn’t a tailback. He’s much more fun as a linebacker