Haason Reddick named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December

Posted on January 13, 2023

For those of you Eagles fans that have been clamoring for a star linebacker for years… You’ve got to be enjoying this.

Haason Reddick was named the NFC Player of the Month for December as the 28-year-old put up eight sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 18 tackles. Even more incredible was Reddick putting up three straight games of two sacks.

On the season, he had 16 sacks (a career-high), five forced fumbles (also career-high) and 49 tackles.

It’s just another shining achievement for Reddick as he continues to tear his way through his first season in Philadelphia. The playmaker has been an unbelievable presence in the Eagles’ defense, and it earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Now, there’s just one more thing left to accomplish…

Is Defense Player of the Year Next?

Thanks to his stellar finish, Reddick tied for second in the NFL in sacks (solely second in the NFC) and was the leader in forced fumbles. If he wins, Reddick would be the first Eagle to win DPOY since all-time great Reggie White back in 1987.

Sadly, he’s up against tough competition. Joey Bosa led the NFL with 18.5 sacks, 2.5 more than Hassan Reddick or Myles Garrett.

Micah Parsons has also garnered plenty of attention despite having 3.5 less sacks and two less forced fumbles than Reddick. You could make the argument Parsons means more to his defense than Reddick, but the numbers don’t lie.

Ultimately, it’s more likely than not Reddick will be snubbed despite his impressive resume. Still, that’s probably not on his mind too much as the Eagles gear up to try and make their way to the Super Bowl. Let’s hope the sack streak can continue into the postseason.

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If there’s one thing you need to know about Drew Rhoades, it’s that he knows Philadelphia sports. A graduate from Saint Joseph’s University, Rhoades has previously written about Hawk sports for The Hawk Newspaper and covered baseball at Phillies Nation. In his spare time, he loves to volunteer at his local animal shelter and bike.

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