3 Worst Eagles Contracts to Overcome This Offseason

The Philadelphia Eagles face obstacles this offseason with contracts for a few key defenders. Find out how these deals impact the team's cap space and roster.

Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24)
Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24) / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Haason Reddick

Year

Cap Hit

Dead Money

2024

$21,377,000

$20,665,000

Haason Reddick's contract isn't necessarily bad in a vacuum, but his trade request suddenly makes this a tough deal to have on the books.

Reddick is on the final year of his deal, and his $21.4 million cap hit is already a little high compared to the value he offered us in 2023. He's still a fine EDGE defender, but he's not the DPOY-candidate type of difference maker we thought he was after the 2022 season.

And now, in addition to being overpaid, he wants out. But what happens if the Eagles trade him?

A trade early in the offseason would leave Reddick still costing over $20 million against the cap. Sure, we would free up just shy of a million dollars, but that's before factoring in that you need to pay another player to replace him. So the Eagles would not only be losing a starter, they'd also be effectively losing cap space.

That can be spread out a bit by designating the trade a post-June 1 move, but that doesn't get Philly off the hook. It simply moves $15.8 million of that dead money to the 2025 cap. So it would free up $15 million this year, but the Eagles would be in a hole next offseason.

There's no easy answer if Reddick truly doesn't want to play in Philadelphia any more.