There are very few pieces left to the 2017-18 Philadelphia Eagles team that brought the city of Philadelphia their first Super Bowl championship, but that list of players is getting even shorter after this morning.
Pro-bowl offensive lineman Brandon Brooks has announced his retirement this morning after 10 seasons in the NFL with the Eagles and Houston Texans.
Here was the full press conference where Brooks detailed his retirement for the world to see.
Tune in live as G Brandon Brooks speaks to the media. https://t.co/FJCXs2P4Hr
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 26, 2022
Brooks has been hit hard by a string of injuries in the past few years, which he has cited as a factor in his decision to retire. A torn pectoral muscle ended his season early this year.
“After all of these injuries, I just realized, at what point do you listen to your body? I think my body was just telling me I had to make a decision, and I think at this point in time, I think it’s the right decision,” said Brooks.
Here are some reactions around the NFL world to the retirement of Brooks.
Damn, you hate to see a guy’s career ruined by injuries. Wish BB nothing but the best in his life after football. https://t.co/t6mJPTBbpw
— Mr. Glass-Half-Full (@MisterGHF) January 26, 2022
— Charles James II (@CJDeuce_) January 26, 2022
— Crockett 100.7LEV (@crockettonair) January 26, 2022
The Eagles' offensive line from Super Bowl 52 and thereafter don't have a cool name like the old "Hogs," but Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, and Jason Peters should be romanticized in the same way. And now, Dickerson, Mailata, and others are taking their place. Amazing
— John Stolnis (@JohnStolnis) January 26, 2022
Brooks was a three-time Pro-Bowler from 2017 to 2019, not missing a game for the Eagles during those three seasons. While the back end of his career has been riddled with injuries, it can not be taken away how much Brooks impacted the Eagles during the majority of his career.
That offensive line played a huge role in the Eagles’ success during their 2017-18 Super Bowl run, and it is clear that Brooks will be missed by the Philly faithful for years to come.