Let’s make this clear, Terrell Edmunds needs to go. He is the clear weak link in the secondary and simply isn’t good enough to be trusted as the last line of defense. Reid has proven that he is a more than capable player who would provide a stable veteran presence to pair with the ultra-talented Minkah Fitzpatrick.
With the team in win-now mode, Reid would add a sense of calm to the backline. The rest of the defense would be able to trust in him to make a stop when needed. Reid finished the 2019 season with 103 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 4 sacks. Reid clearly makes an impact when he is on the field. In contrast, Edmunds finished with 78 tackles, 0 forced fumbles, 0 sacks, and 0 interceptions.
Reid was tasked with carrying the load for a rather young and inexperienced secondary this past season. By adding him to this talented secondary, it will take pressure off his back and allow him to focus on fewer things at once.
Lastly, with the loss of Javon Hargrave, there is a need on the interior of the defensive line. Well, it just so happens that arguably the best run-stuffer in the NFL is available for the taking.