Why was Reddick traded? This might be one reason

Why would the Philadelphia Eagles trade a pass rusher who had 16 and 11 sacks for them the last two seasons?

Why would the Eagles trade an edge-rusher of his magnitude? They are hard to find.

Probably because he’s suboptimal against the run. Reddick, who is 6-1, 240, isn’t built to be a stout run-defender. It’s not his fault. It’s just how he’s built, which helps him as an edge-rusher.

But that is probably the reason, and perhaps new Eagles defensive coordinator Vic Fangio looked at the film of Reddick as a run-defender and felt he didn’t fit into his scheme.

However, the man who will take Reddick’s role, former Jets end Bryce Huff, isn’t particularly stout against the run either.

“The Bryce Huff move, is a lateral move, because in New York he was only on the field 46 percent of the time because he can’t play the run,” said Dan Sileo on the National Football Show on Jakib Sports in Philadelphia. “Reddick is also in that category. He’s the same player, just with less production than Reddick.”

Time will tell if the Eagles’ decision to replace Huff with Reddick was the right one, but on paper, it just seems like they just got a younger Reddick in Huff. Reddick will turn 30 in September, and Huff 26 in April.


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