Philadelphia Eagles fan favorite Brandon Brooks announced on Wednesday that he has decided to hang up his cleats.
The playing days of standout right guard Brandon Brooks with the Philadelphia Eagles has officially come to a close. Matter of fact, we won’t be seeing Brooks put on the pads again for any team out there.
On Wednesday afternoon, the veteran held a press conference and announced that after 10 campaigns in the pros, he’s retiring. Brooks has been nothing short of tremendous for the Eagles since joining the team back in 2016.
Brandon Brooks has announced his retirement from the NFL
Brooks spent the past six seasons with the Eagles after starting his career with Houston in 2012. With Philadelphia, Brooks was a three-time Pro Bowler.
During his time with Philly, Brooks appeared in 64 games for the team at right guard, starting every single one. However, Brooks faced plenty of adversity to close out his career with the Eagles. In June of 2020, he suffered a torn Achilles, which of course sidelined him for the year.
Then in 2021, Brooks appeared in two games before suffering a pectoral strain. He was eventually put on Injured Reserve. While fans were hoping that he’d be able to bounce back and return even stronger in 2022, the guard has decided to walk away from the game he loves so much. The injuries starting piling on.
“It’s something I wrestled with since really last offseason,” Brooks said via NFL.com. “I think in this game, although I’m a young man in the game of life, I’m older now at 32, I think my body is trying to tell me through these injuries that, can I still play? The answer is yes. But the answer also is, can I hold up? After all these injuries, I just realized that, at what point do you listen to your body? I think my body was just telling me I had to make a decision. At this point in time I think it’s the right decision.”