How will the Eagles look to replace the injured Brandon Brooks in 2020?
Finally, the 2019 season is over for Philadelphia Eagles fans; a year that was riddled with injuries that destroyed the receiver core and inconsistent secondary play. Watching Carson Wentz go down for the third season in a row, this time in a playoff game, the Eagles have had rough luck with injuries; it has not gotten easier as Pro Bowl offensive guard Brandon Brooks is now sidelined for all of 2020.
It was a rough year for Eagles fans despite winning the NFC East as they could not make it out of the first round of the playoffs after Wentz’ injury. After a disappointing NFC wild-card game, we saw general manager Howie Roseman make some aggressive moves in the offseason in order to improve his roster.
He went out and traded for Lions star cornerback Darius Slay to help a depleted secondary, Howie signed defensive tackle Javon Hargrave who put up an impressive season in Pittsburgh and should add to already stout run defense. This upcoming season has looked promising for a retooled and healthy Eagles team, but now they will have to work around the injury to Brooks.
Losing Brooks is a massive blow to this Eagles offense, as at 30 years old, Brooks solidified himself into one of the top guards in the NFL. A three-time pro bowler, Brooks has been an enormous force for the Eagles run game, starting 48 games straight the last three years as a part of the Eagles. He creates a huge hole for the Philadelphia front office to fill, but here is how the Eagles can replace him and stay as a contender in the NFC.