Eagles guard Brandon Brooks will miss the 2020 season with a torn achilles
As the Philadelphia Eagles look to climb back to the top of the NFC East and back to the Super Bowl, they will now have to do so without one of their key pieces along the offensive line. Starting right guard and Pro Bowler Brandon Brooks is now set to miss the 2020 season after suffering a blowing injury, tearing his achilles.
Heading into the season, the Eagles already have had to worry about the health of their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, who lamented the concussion he suffered in the playoffs a year ago. Instead, now Wentz will have to get along without one of the anchors of his protection in Brooks.
Brooks, nearly 31 years of age, vowed to fans in Philadelphia to come back stronger than ever despite this crushing injury. The Eagles will now have to turn to the free agent pool of players in order to replace him, and may reach back out to former tackle Jason Peters in hopes of finding a familiar face.
The Eagles now must hope their 2019 first round pick Andre Dillard can take a massive leap forward after a down season in order to soften the blow of the loss of Brooks. Keeping Wentz on his feet in 2020 will only seek to help Philadelphia’s chances of topping the NFC East.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Brooks can only hope to fully recover at his age and from such a significant injury. As he battles back, here is to hoping he can get back to his fourth Pro Bowl as he can typically play up to the age of 37 or 38 years old along the interior of the offensive line.