PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 29: Brandon Brooks #79 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts during training camp at the NovaCare Complex on July 29, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

by Matt Minarik

Brandon Brooks has decided to hang up the cleats and retire from football.  Considered by many as one of if not the best Offensive Guard in the National Football League for 3-4 years, he will go down as an All-Time Great Philadelphia Eagle.

Brooks was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.  He spent the first four years of his career with the Texans before signing a five-year/$40 million contract with the Eagles in 2016.  His performance earned him a four-year contract extension in 2019 worth $54.2 million.  He is a 3x Pro Bowler and 2017 Super Bowl Champ (as if you did not know).

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 21: Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Brandon Brooks (79) during the National Football League game between the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 21, 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In 2016, Brooks was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that forced him to miss a couple games.  Courageously he was open and honest about his mental health. He wanted to bring awareness and hope to those that suffer from and encourage them that there is help. He has suffered numerous injuries from 2019-21 that caused him to miss all of 2020 and the majority of the 2021 season.

It is unclear if we will see #79 hanging in the rafters of the Linc but one thing is for sure, he will be missed and remembered as one of the best Offensive Linemen in Philadelphia Eagles History.

Best of luck on your next chapter Brandon!