NY Jets are true Super Bowl contenders after Haason Reddick trade

Joe Douglas strikes again!

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The NY Jets are officially all-in on the 2024 season. If that wasn't already confirmed prior to Friday, it certainly is now after the team traded for superstar pass rusher Haason Reddick.

Multiple reports confirm the Jets are sending a conditional 2026 third-round pick that could become a second to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for one of the best pass rushers in the NFL.

Reddick has amassed 50.5 sacks over the last four seasons including 27 over the last two years combined. He's a former All-Pro, multi-time Pro Bowler, and one of the best pass rushers in football.

The Jets parted ways with Bryce Huff this offseason, as the former undrafted free agent signed a hefty three-year, $51 million contract with the Eagles. That opened the door for Philadelphia to shop Reddick, and the Jets took advantage.

Haason Reddick immediately makes the NY Jets legitimate Super Bowl contenders

If the Jets weren't already seen as legitimate Super Bowl contenders before this trade, they certainly are now. Reddick immediately becomes one of the best players on the Jets' roster, replacing the void that Huff left following his departure.

At 29 years old, Reddick has developed into a premier pass rusher. He's recorded 11+ sacks in four consecutive seasons, including a 2022 season that saw him finish as a Defensive Player of the Year finalist with 16 sacks and a whopping 87 pressures.

Reddick is the finishing touch on a Jets' defense that was already one of the best in football. You might not find a better defensive line than Quinnen Williams, Jermaine Johnson, John Franklin-Myers, and Reddick.

Combine that with an All-Pro-caliber linebacker duo and the best cornerback trio in the NFL and you have what should be the best defense in the league on paper.

Haason Reddick is a superstar addition to an already-stacked Jets roster. The Jets replaced Huff with an arguably better player and only have to give up a conditional Day 2 pick two years in the future to make it happen.

Joe Douglas strikes again with another master class of a trade. The Jets are for real.