Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick celebrates after sacking Buffalo's Josh...

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick celebrates after sacking Buffalo's Josh Allen last November. Credit: AP/Chris Szagola

The Jets have replaced Bryce Huff with an even better and more accomplished pass rusher.

Two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher Haason Reddick is heading to the Jets in a trade with the Eagles, a league source said. The Jets are sending a conditional 2026 third-round pick to Philadelphia that could become a second- rounder if Reddick plays 67.5% of the defensive snaps and has 10 sacks, the source confirmed.

This was a huge pickup for general manager Joe Douglas and strengthens a defense that was ranked third overall in the NFL last season.

Reddick, 29, has been among the league leaders in sacks the last four seasons, totaling 50.5 in that time. Only Trey Hendrickson, Myles Garrett and T.J. Watt have had more.

Age: 29
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
College: Temple
Years Pro: 8
2023 Stats: 11 sacks, 28 solo tackles

The two-time Pro Bowler is one of only two current players (Myles Garrett is the other) with four consecutive seasons of at least 10 sacks.)

The Jets were looking for someone to fill the void left when Huff, who led the team with 10 sacks last season, signed a three-year, $51.1 million contract with the Eagles. They pursued Shaq Barrett, but he signed with the Dolphins. The Jets also met with Jadeveon Clowney and were optimistic about signing him, but he went to the Panthers on a two-year deal.

Douglas, the former Eagles vice president of player personnel, turned to his old stomping grounds of Philadelphia to make the deal for Reddick.

The outside linebacker is in the last year of his contract and has a $14.25 million base salary for this season. The Jets are expected to try to hammer out a new deal with Reddick.

A 2017 first-round pick of the Cardinals (No. 13 overall), Reddick has missed only one game in seven seasons. He spent four years with the Cardinals and one with the Panthers before playing the last two with the Eagles.

Reddick was named All-Pro once and made the Pro Bowl both seasons with Philadelphia. He had 16 sacks, 26 quarterback hits and five forced fumbles in 2022 and finished fourth in the Defensive Player of the Year voting. This past season, he had 11 sacks and 23 quarterback hits.

He has career totals of 410 tackles, 58 sacks, 69 tackles for loss, 19 passes defensed and 16 forced fumbles.

The Jets’ strength on defense is their line, and it just got stronger. The Jets play a rotation up front, and their defense is predicated on disrupting the quarterback and coming at him in waves. Reddick will only bolster their ability to do that.

Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams has been a Pro Bowler the past two years. Defensive end Jermaine Johnson made the Pro Bowl last year as an alternate. The Jets also have productive John Franklin-Myers, who can line up on the outside or play the interior.

Tackle Solomon Thomas re-signed with the Jets, who also added depth at that position by signing former first-round pick Javon Kinlaw and Leki Fotu.

The Jets are expecting last year’s first-round pick, defensive end Will McDonald, to make a big jump this upcoming season, just as Johnson did last season. The Jets remain high on McDonald and what he can become, but he still has several players ahead of him on the depth chart.

It’s been a very successful offseason for Douglas in addressing the Jets’ needs. He is building a team that he hopes can contend for a Super Bowl this season, and getting Reddick was another big and important piece.

Douglas has rebuilt the offensive line by acquiring left tackle Tyron Smith, right tackle Morgan Moses and left guard John Simpson. The Jets also added a big No. 2 receiver in Mike Williams and Tyrod Taylor to back up Aaron Rodgers.

And the Jets are not done. They still want to bring in another quarterback, improve the receiver room, add a running back and shore up the safety position.

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