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The New York Jets made a blockbuster trade on an otherwise dormant day in the National Football League. We might not be in season, but the NFL made headlines anyway. The Jets acquired star pass-rusher Haason Reddick from the Philadelphia Eagles in a huge trade to bolster the Jet defense.

In exchange, New York will send a third-round pick in 2026 that could turn into a second-round pick on a conditional basis.

ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter emerged with details on the deal and the conditional draft pick.

“The 2026 pick becomes a 2nd if Reddick has 67.5% playtime this season and has 10 or more sacks. If not, it’s a 2023 third,” Schefter said on X, the website formerly known as Twitter.

The Jets will be the third team Reddick has suited up for his playing career. Before he joined the Philadelphia Eagles, he was on the Arizona Cardinals, where he began his career in 2017. Reddick played at Temple in college, so the last few years in Philadelphia felt very familiar. A trip up the Jersey Turnpike to the Meadowlands won’t damper that feeling too much, either. If anything, this is one of the more convenient trades in recent NFL history. Reddick also played one season with the Carolina Panthers back in 2021.

Reddick has recorded 58.0 sacks during his seven-year NFL career. He had 16.0, a career-high, in 2022 when the Eagles made the Super Bowl. Reddick’s posted four consecutive 11.0+ sack seasons, so his pass-rushing prowess is not in doubt. The Jets will get a great player to bolster their defense in the hopes of turning it around next year.

The NFL world had much to say about this blockbuster deal for the Jets.


[Adam Schefter]

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