Haason Reddick appears like an NFL elder statesman as he readies to enter the 2021 free company fray. The previous Thirteenth-overall choose will hit the open marketplace for the primary time in his skilled profession after having spent the final 4 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, and often that is when a participant tries to maximise his earnings with what’s roundly considered as the primary main payday. And once you’re Reddick, a participant who’s established himself as one of many higher younger gamers at your place, the approaching payday could possibly be sizable — however that is not his prime precedence.
In a current chat with SiriusXM NFL Radio, the 26-year-old made clear what sits atop his listing of priorities this offseason.
“I would like my quantity to be referred to as,” Reddick stated. “I wish to be one of many guys that is referred to as on to make performs. I would like the match and the sensation to be proper. I desire a mutual understanding between me and the teaching workers about what’s anticipated, what’s to be finished, and the trouble I will give.”
And he is open to remaining in Arizona, if this will all be achieved within the desert. However, if not, he is off to greener pastures in 2021, with the Cardinals undoubtedly now wishing they exercised the fifth-year choice on his contract.
“So long as I can discover that, whether or not or not it’s right here with the Cardinals — I do consider now we have that right here,” he added. “If it is not right here with the Cardinals and it is some other place and I’ve to go to a distinct group, it is all about being the right match, being the right system and being someplace I can nonetheless thrive, flourish and proceed to develop as a participant.”
Reddick will undoubtedly don’t have any scarcity of suitors in March.
He is coming off of a career-best season that noticed him rack up 12.5 sacks in 2020, together with 63 mixed tackles (43 solo) and 4 cross break ups plus a monstrous six compelled fumbles. In a season that noticed the Cardinals lose prime cross rusher Chandler Jones to harm, Reddick stepped up in a giant method and tripled his sack tally from his earlier career-best 12 months within the class (2018). Including to an already sturdy stat line, Reddick hit opposing quarterbacks a complete of 16 occasions and had 15 tackles for a loss, making him not solely probably the most dominant gamers on the Cardinals roster final season — however within the NFL as an entire.
And he did it with simply 11 begins within the 16 video games he was energetic. This additionally goes to an alternate level concerning Arizona, although, as a result of regardless of Reddick’s expertise, he is been hard-pressed to constantly log begins for the Cardinals, being out there for each single sport of his four-year profession however having been awarded solely 5 begins in 2019, one thing the severely dampened his manufacturing and relationship with the group. So in case you’re questioning why he desires to ensure he is a everlasting fixture at starter going ahead, that is why, together with the accompanying truth he is earned it.
And if he has to take much less cash to ensure match, so be it.