Another week, another reward.
Eagles forward Haason Reddick was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year following his performance in the Birds’ 29–21 victory over the Jaguars Sunday.
Reddick had 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 QB hit, 1 TFL and 4 tackles to help the Eagles go 4-0 undefeated. His strip with Trevor Lawrence at the end of the fourth quarter effectively ended game.
The Eagles started the season with Player of the Week honors for four consecutive weeks and have won DPOW honors three times in a row. The Eagles are the first team since the 2000 Buccaneers to win three consecutive DPOW awards.
Week 1: Zack McPherson, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Week 2: Darius Slay, NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Week 3: Brandon Graham, NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Week 4: Haason Reddick NFC Defensive Player of the Week
In addition to these honors, quarterback Jalen Herts was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Year for September.
This is the second time Reddick has received this honor. He also won the award in Week 14 of the 2020 season with the Cardinals when he had an incredible 5.0 sacks against the Giants.
What really set Reddick apart from the Jags was his ability to take football.
“You know what’s good about Haason and Howie. [Roseman] just talked to me about it,” said head coach Nick Sirianni. “He’s a guy who was able to get a lot of groping. Not only get to the quarterback, but get a lot of groping.
“We talk so much about building momentum and how you create momentum. There are definitely things we as coaches can do to take him to the next level. Make no mistake, it’s about the players who create losses, and good players know how to create losses.”
After a slow start to the season, Reddick has really stepped up in recent games. After Reddick failed to register a sack or a QB in week 1 or 2, Reddick has had 3.5 sacks and 3 QBs in the last two weeks.
Longtime Eagles DT player Fletcher Cox said Sunday was “absolutely” Reddick’s day off.
“He’s been talking about it all week,” Cox said. “I was so happy to see him fly. Really happy. He’s been talking about it all week in his training meetings and every meeting we’ve had the opportunity to talk about, that he was just going to be himself.”
Subscribe to the Eagle Eye Podcast