By Max Harper
Eagles GM Howie Roseman is getting props for the way he built the roster last offseason and during the regular season.
And he should.
The Haason Reddick signing might have been his best move:
Contract: Three years, $45 million ($30 million total guaranteed)
2022 wins-above-replacement: 0.2 (16th)
If there’s one thing you can count on some teams to do each offseason, it’s overpaying for sack production where underlying metrics aren’t as favorable.
That wasn’t the case with Reddick, who was consistently winning pass rush reps over the prior two seasons once he was finally moved back to edge rusher full-time, and one of the sharpest organizations in the NFL seemed to take advantage of teams’ apprehension due to Reddick’s lack of size.
All Reddick did was, according to PFF, earn a career-high 90.0 pass rush grade, finishing top-15 among edge defenders in pass rush win rate (18.9%) and pressure percentage (15.9%), while his 16 sacks ranked second and six forced fumbles ranked first in the NFL.
In one of the greatest single offseasons a team has had in the modern era, this signing stands out.