For the fourth week in a row, the Philadelphia Eagles have a player taking home an NFC Player of the Week award.
Zech McPhearson won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 1.
Darius Slay won NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 2.
Brandon Graham won NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 3.
Now it’s Haason Reddick who is being honored as NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 4.
Reddick was an obvious selection for his strong performance in the Eagles’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished Sunday’s game with four solo tackles, two strip-sacks, two fumble recoveries, and one tackle for loss.
With the Eagles facing 4th-and-3 from the Jags’ 21-yard line late in the fourth quarter, they decided to go for it but A.J. Brown dropped Jalen Hurts’ pass for a turnover on downs. The Jags had a chance to send the game into overtime with a touchdown and successful two-point conversion ... but Reddick prevented that much from even coming close to happening by strip-sacking Trevor Lawrence on the very next play. It was a clutch closeout.
The Eagles are happy to see Reddick heating up after he failed to notch a sack over the first two weeks. He’s at 3.5 sacks in his last two games with three of them counting as forced fumbles. We noted in the offseason that Reddick has a real penchant for knocking the ball out of the quarterback’s hands.
More on Reddick from the NFL’s official announcement:
Reddick recorded two sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in Philadelphia’s Week 4 victory over Jacksonville. He became the second player since 1999 with two sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in a single game, joining Jared Allen (Week 6, 2005).
This is Reddick’s second-career Defensive Player of the Week award after earning the honor in Week 14 of the 2020 season with Arizona. He joins defensive back Kevin Ross as the only former Temple Owls to win multiple Defensive Player of the Week awards.
With cornerback Darius Slay winning in Week 2 and defensive end Brandon Graham earning the honor in Week 3, Philadelphia becomes the first team since Tampa Bay (Weeks 1-3, 2000) to have three consecutive Defensive Player of the Weeks.