When the Eagles signed Brandon Brooks to a five-year, $40 million contract in 2016, nobody could have imagined just how good of an addition he'd be to the Eagles offense. He immediately fit into the new culture that Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson were tying to set, and his play on the field has been even better than his presence in the locker room.
After playing at a Pro Bowl level in back-to-back seasons, Brooks suffered a torn achilles in the playoff game against the New Orleans Saints in January. Most people expected Brooks to have to miss the start of the 2019 season, but Brooks defied all odds and was back on the field this past Sunday against the Redskins. To put into perspective how insanely fast Brooks rehabbed from his injury, here are some numbers:
Brooks didn't "just play" on Sunday either -- he straight up dominated the Redskins defensive line while keeping a clean pocket for Carson Wentz.
If he continues his great play, Brooks should find himself in the conversation for Comeback Player of the Year, as well as another possible Pro Bowl selection and maybe even a First Team All-Pro selection.