Philadelphia Eagles roundup: An expensive Nigel Bradham, Brandon Brooks
We discuss Brandon Brooks’ recovery and whether or not Nigel Bradham has become too expensive on this edition of ‘Philadelphia Eagles Roundup’.
We recently got some news on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks‘ recovery. More on that in a second. First, we begin with a fan favorite who may have actually become too expensive, Nigel Bradham.
Having a need in the NFL sometimes forces teams to overpay for people. In Philly’s case, they had a situation at linebacker. They were losing a very important piece, Mychal Kendricks. They had a very good middle linebacker who could literally get hurt getting out of a swimming pool in Jordan Hicks.
They had also learned that Nigel Bradham was a monster and could step into the middle linebacker role and call the defensive signals if necessary or if, say, your middle linebacker found his way onto the team’s IR (injured reserve) for the second time in three seasons.
Fast forward, and Philly’s in a bit of a financial crisis. Bradham is signed through 2022, and the five-year, $40 million deal he recently signed may begin to have some ask the question. Could he be moved to clear up a little cap space? Could he be mentioned as trade bait or someone Philly could ship off if they’re serious about landing a big fish in free agency?
It’s not impossible. We, now, move on to Mr. Brooks.
Philly’s Pro Bowl guard missed the game thanks to a torn Achilles he suffered during the Eagles’ divisional round loss to the New Orleans Saints. Those of you who are hoping he’ll return for the start of the 2019 regular season may get your wish.
Less than a month after his surgery, he posted a few tweets to update everyone on his progress. Take a look:
Count them. There’s been 90 starts in 96 career games.
It appears one of the best offensive guards we’ve seen in a while is clearly a Pro bowl talent, and now, he’s seemingly attacking an all-star type of recovery. We’ll see you back on the field soon Mr. Brooks.