Report: Eagles’ Super Bowl champion announces retirement from NFL
Eagles guard Brandon Brooks is calling it a career.
Brooks, 32, announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from the NFL after 10 years.
Brooks: “The past six years I wouldn’t trade for the world. …It didn’t end the I would have liked it, but to me, it’s never about the ending. It’s about the journey.”— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) January 26, 2022
After missing the entire 2020 season due to a torn Achilles and only playing two games in 2021, Brooks felt it was time to hang it up:
“How do you say goodbye to something you’ve known your whole life?” Brooks said in his opening statement. “Yes, after 10 years in this game, it’s true. I am retiring.”
“My body was telling me with all the injuries … can I hold up? At what point do I listen to my body?”
“I attacked my rehab with the intensity and passion that I always do,” Brooks continued.
“But making it back this season just wasn’t in the cards. It didn’t end the way I would have liked it, but, to me, it’s never about the ending it’s about the journey.”
Last week, Brandon Brooks restructured his contract with the Eagles, creating an additional $12M in cap space for the upcoming offseason.
#Eagles G Brandon Brooks will speak to the media at 11a. He recently signed a new contract reducing his 2022 cap number from $19.4m to $7.1m. The only ‘22 cash is a $1.12m non-gtd base salary.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 26, 2022
Clearly a deal for cap purposes in anticipation of him not being an Eagle this year.
Brooks was a third-round selection of the Texans in 2012 and signed with the Eagles as a free agent in 2016.
He made three straight Pro Bowls during his tenure in Philadelphia and was an integral part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl run in 2017.
Brooks will undoubtedly go down as one of the best guards and free-agent signings in franchise history.
#Eagles Brandon Brooks: “I was extremely fortunate to help bring a championship to the city. The city of Brotherly Love is just love. I will be an Eagle forever.”— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) January 26, 2022
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