The proposed “splash” trade would see the Eagles sending a star valued at $45 million to the Ravens.

The Philadelphia Eagles are at a crossroads regarding Haason Reddick’s future, as they have granted the standout pass rusher permission to pursue a trade. Philadelphia seems hesitant to commit to a lucrative long-term extension for Reddick.

Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report proposed three potential trades for the Eagles to consider in order to make a significant impact ahead of the 2024 NFL draft. One of these proposals involves Philadelphia trading Reddick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the No. 30 overall pick in the first round.

According to Ballentine, the Eagles have signaled their openness to trading Reddick before or during the draft, as evidenced by the postponement of his $1 million roster bonus to April 1, as reported by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Ballentine suggests that the Ravens, who typically refrain from signing free agents until it doesn’t affect the compensatory pick formula, could benefit from acquiring Reddick, addressing a need with a high-impact player.

In this scenario, the Eagles would capitalize on an asset whose contract is nearing expiration, while the Ravens would bolster their roster for another potential run at the AFC championship.

Reddick is currently under a three-year, $45 million contract with a significant $21.8 million cap hit in 2024. Spotrac forecasts his next contract to be similar: a three-year, $47.4 million deal. Financially, trading Reddick to the Ravens would make sense for the Eagles, exchanging a hefty contract for a promising first-round prospect on a more affordable rookie deal. However, it’s crucial to consider whether the player selected with the No. 30 pick can replicate Reddick’s level of production, which presents a considerable challenge for a rookie.

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