Jermaine Johnson II and Sauce Gardner react to Haason Reddick’s Jets trade

Haason Reddick initially entered the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, spending four seasons with the team before a brief tenure with the Carolina Panthers. Upon joining the Philadelphia Eagles, he showcased his prowess as a top tier pass rusher, earning consecutive Pro Bowl selections in the last two seasons.

Nevertheless, the Eagles recently dealt their veteran edge rusher to the New York Jets. While Reddick’s impact with the Jets remains to be seen, the trade brought satisfaction to Jets players Jermaine Johnson II and Sauce Gardner.

Jermaine Johnson II and Sauce Gardner are pleased with Haason Reddick’s addition

The Jets made a significant move by acquiring Haason Reddick, sparking optimism amid the anticipation of Aaron Rodgers’ return to the field following a season-ending injury.  Jermaine Johnson II and Sauce Gardner expressed their enthusiasm following the trade. 

The Jets’ cornerback, whose social account was hacked recently, took to social media to commend general manager Joe Douglas for what seems to be a successful acquisition. He hinted that the departure of Bryce Huff might have paved the way for Reddick’s arrival, indicating a strategic move by Douglas.

In response to the news, Johnson shared a GIF on social media, prompting playful banter between him and Gardner. Gardner jokingly suggested that Johnson’s account might have been hacked.

“I was going to comment on this GIF but I decided not to. Your account has to be hacked,” Gardner wrote in a comment.

Reddick’s discontent with his existing contract likely influenced the Eagles’ decision to trade him. Nevertheless, his veteran experience is now poised to benefit the Jets team, which eagerly awaits the opportunity to integrate him into their ranks.

With four consecutive seasons of recording double-digit sacks, the 29-year-old boasts an impressive track record. In the 2022 playoffs, he stood out with 19.5 sacks and 6 forced fumbles, leading the NFL in both categories. These stellar performances earned him recognition on the All-Pro team and placed him fourth in Defensive Player of the Year voting.

Details on Haason Reddick’s Jets contract

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded Haason Reddick to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2026. Initially a third-round selection, the pick can upgrade to a second rounder if Reddick meets certain performance criteria during the 2024 season.

His compensation for 2024 includes a base salary of $14.25 million and a $21.8 million cap charge. While the Jets will assume $14.5 million of his total compensation, the Eagles will cover his $1 million roster bonus due earlier this month.

Throughout the offseason, speculation swirled around Reddick’s future in Philadelphia, especially as he entered the final year of his contract. With permission to seek a trade granted earlier, his departure seemed inevitable after the Eagles signed Bryce Huff from the Jets in free agency.

Meanwhile, the acquisition of Huff by the Eagles and Reddick by the Jets can be seen as a player swap, prompting fans to closely watch their respective performances in their new teams.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.

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