After 10 seasons in the NFL (six of them with the Eagles), Brandon Brooks has officially announced his retirement.
Brooks signed with the Eagles back in 2016, filling a massive hole on the offensive line. Towards the end of 2016, Brooks had missed games due to anxiety problems. By 2017 he exploded into a dominant force and created a dynamic duo with Lane Johnson on the right side of the offensive line, culminating in a Super Bowl win.
He went to three Pro Bowls from 2017-19, and signed a 4-yr, $56.35M extension in November 2019, making him the highest-paid guard in the NFL at the time. At the time, it was considered a team-friendly deal, but Brooks only played nine games after signing the contract with Achilles and pectoral muscle injuries.
He restructured his contract, which has now created $12 Million in cap space for the Eagles.
Despite only playing 64 games as an Eagle, Brooks will go down as one of the best guards (and free agent signings) in the franchise's history.