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Eagles agree to terms with Bryce Huff on a 3-year contract

Bryce Huff
Bryce Huff

It's fitting that new Eagles linebacker Bryce Huff started his career as a New York Jet.

The former rookie free agent out of Memphis, who earned his way onto the active roster despite no preseason in the 2020 COVID year, was hailed by the Jets as a "budding breakout star" last season with his tremendous ability to take flight off the snap and pass rush productivity, notching a career-high and team-best 10 sacks, 21 QB hits, and 67 QB pressures.

"I knew I would find a way to stick in the league; it's what I've always wanted to do," he told the Jets' website. "When I got here and saw the guys competing, I knew I could make a name for myself with just hard work. I stick to that every day."

For the second year in a row, Huff led the league in QB pressure rate, according to Next Gen Stats, with a 21.8% mark this past season. In 2022, his get-off time of 0.674 seconds was the fastest in the league, also according to NFL Next Gen Stats. He decreased his average get-off time since entering the league in 2020 by more than a tenth of a second, the biggest reduction by any player in the top 10 of get-off time that season.

"He's got such explosiveness and speed and get-off. He's got this ability to turn the toe and turn it tight at the top of a pass rush that is so unique and is such a superpower," said Jets Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich.

The 6-foot-3, 254-pound Huff is now a Philadelphia Eagle, agreeing to terms on a three-year deal on Wednesday, making a remarkable transformation from undrafted free agent signing to first-day free agent acquisition. Huff is entering the prime of his career – he will turn just 26 in April – and continues the Eagles' trademark philosophy of investing in ways to affect the quarterback. But Huff has evolved into a more complete player since entering the league.

"He's really improved in regard to the run game," said Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh. "He's remade his body since he got here and became more than a (third-down) specialist. He's forced his way to playing on first and second down. We know what he is in pass game, if can continue trending in the right way in the run game he's got a place."

His place is now in Philadelphia, a team that finished 19th in sacks a year ago with 43 after a franchise-record 70 on the way to the Super Bowl in 2022, as a featured player in new Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio's scheme.

Get your first look at the 2024 Eagles additions. While they may be sporting different colors now, these players will be wearing Eagles jerseys in 2024!

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