Eagles’ Pro Bowl LB Haason Reddick Denies Asking for a Trade

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick in November 2023
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick in November 2023. Photo by Eric Canha/CSM/Shutterstock (14185903ev)

The reports about Pro Bowl linebacker Haason Reddick wanting to leave the Philadelphia Eagles seem to be incorrect. That is at least what Reddick told Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz.

Reddick, who is a Philadelphia native, has one year left on his three-year, $45 million deal but no guaranteed money. He is reportedly looking to get a new deal in line with his status as one of the team’s best players on defense, something that the Eagles don’t seem eager to do. 

“I would like to get an extension done here at home. At no point did I ever tell the organization I want to be traded, “Reddick said. “This is home for me. I was born and raised here. Two of the most fun years playing football in my life came here. I’ve cherished being an Eagle.”

Reddick later reiterated that he never asked to be traded via post on X (former Twitter) but added that he’s “preparing for whatever is next.”

It is safe to say that Reddick outperformed his $15 million annual salary since joining the Eagles in 2022. In his first season with the franchise, he racked up a career-high 16.0 sacks and a league-leading five forced fumbles. He followed that up with an 11.0-sack campaign in 2023. The 29-year-old player was a Pro Bowler in both of those seasons.

On the other hand, the Eagles are already stretched cap-wise while also having several glaring needs on defense. This is why it wouldn’t be surprising that the franchise moves on from Reddick despite his production and invests money elsewhere.