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Eagles’ Haason Reddick reveling in journey to Super Bowl LVII after early career struggles: ‘I’m here, baby’

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Going “crazy” means setting a new career-high with 16 sacks in 2022, but Reddick isn’t the only pass-rushing dynamo on this team. Philadelphia reached the Super Bowl with 78 sacks logged as a team, just five sacks shy of breaking the single-season record for most recorded by a defense (82) in the Super Bowl era. Reddick knows he’s fortunate to be part of such a vicious pass-rushing unit.

“Just so many great players, man,” Reddick said. “From the edges to the interior, even when our guys that come in when our starters come out, there’s no drop-off. We call it 1A and 1B. There’s no drop-off in production when our second group is in there.”

Reddick was among the league’s best at getting after the quarterback in 2022, but by most accounts, he’s still overlooked in favor of bigger names. Reddick agreed with this notion Monday, but knew he can use it as further fuel.

After all, this is the same player whose first team declined his fifth-year option just before he blossomed into a quarterback-hunting machine.

Now, he gains satisfaction from proving his growth just needed patience and opportunity. His greatest chance to prove himself comes Sunday, when his Eagles face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

“That I could do this thing, you know what I’m saying?” Reddick said when asked what he learned from his last three seasons, each spent with a different club. “I know during my career, a lot of people had questions if I could really do this thing, but like you said, three different teams in three different years, three seasons, back-to-back-to-back with double-digit sacks.

“I’m here, baby. I can do this thing.”

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