Why the Eagles losing Brandon Brooks is huge for the NFL.
Rarely are sports truly fair, and you can really see that when a team like the Philadelphia Eagles loses a major player like Brandon Brooks before training camp starts.
Brooks isn’t incredibly well known throughout the NFL, or at least not to most fans who don’t love watching OL play (which I understand). However, he is among the great guards in the league like David Decastro, Quenton Nelson, Rodger Saffold, etc.
The Eagles already made the decision to let go of Jason Peters and to move on with Lane Johnson at right tackle and Andre Dillard at left tackle. The first round tandem should be very successful for Philly.
However, the Eagles are now faced with a pretty scary situation after Brooks suffered an Achilles injury:
That is one of the most difficult injuries to overcome for any athlete and it makes it even harder when you realize that he just signed a 4-year extension with the team back in November. Why is that so damaging for the Eagles?