The Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive line could look vastly different heading into next season, as they might not have one of the league’s most underrated pass rushers flying off the edge.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that star pass rusher Haason Reddick has received permission from the Eagles to seek a trade.
If the Eagles traded Reddick this offseason, they could get a sizable haul in return, as he’s in prime right now and one of the better pass rushers in the NFL.
Here are a few teams that could be likely trade destinations for the two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher.
1. Washington Commanders
After trading Montez Sweat to the Chicago Bears and Chase Young to the San Francisco 49ers this season, the Commanders need a premier pass rusher off the edge to help out new head coach Dan Quinn.
This season, the Commanders’ best rushers were defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (5.5 sacks) and defensive end Casey Toohill (5 sacks) sans Sweat and Young.
Washington can’t go into next season with Toohill as their best pass rusher off the edge, which is where Reddick comes into play. It would be shocking to see the Eagles trade with their NFC East rival, but that hasn’t stopped them in the past (i.e. Donovan McNabb).
The Commanders have a projected $83M in cap space for 2024 and nine draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft to use in a trade. NBC Sports Philadelphia John Clark reported on Sunday that the Eagles will only do a deal with a team if the compensation and cap considerations make sense.
The Eagles could receive a couple of Day 2 picks from the Commanders and use them to add to the defensive line. As for the Commanders, Quinn would get a guy that he can trust to fly off the edge and get after the quarterback.
We saw what the former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator did with Micah Parsons, who plays a similar role as Reddick. If Washington wants to compete in the NFC East for the next few years, Reddick would be a nice start.