Brandon Brooks got some much-deserved credit on Monday following another stellar performance for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Whenever we mention the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Eagles current roster, we often discuss Jason Peters as being the man who will probably be the next current Eagle to take up occupancy in Canton, Ohio. Maybe we should start mentioning Brandon Brooks in that same category.
Sure, in the minds of many, voting an offensive guard onto football’s list of immortals is a lot like voting for a kicker. As far as offensive lines go, it’s the centers and tackles who get the shine (and, often, the big bucks).
In paying attention to some other things, you may have missed just how good Brandon Brooks has been for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019. If you have, it may also be a safe assumption that, other than a passing comment about how quickly he recovered from an Achilles tear, you haven’t really dedicated the appropriate amount of conversation to Brooks’ greatness.
Sure, you appreciate him. You just don’t appreciate him enough. Brooks is more than just a guy who got back onto the field quickly. He’s more than a potential NFL Comeback Player of the Year winner. Philly’s offensive line wouldn’t be the same without him, and whether you love them and their system or not, Pro Football Focus agrees.
Regardless of what you think of their stats, we can’t stop sneaking glances over at them, and following another stellar performance by Philly’s brilliant guard, this one versus a talented Chicago Bears defense, PFF gave Brooks a grade of 96.6.
That’s good enough to make him the highest graded of all NFL offensive linemen and earn him a spot on PFF’s Team of the Week following Week 9. Here’s a little bit of the commentary that helped them make their decision.
"Brooks led all offensive linemen with at least 25 snaps played in Week 9 in overall grade largely because of his efforts in the run game, but in addition to his high run-blocking grade, Brooks allowed zero pressures across his 45 pass-blocking snaps."
It sounds like another day at the office for Brooks. They’ll need another stellar effort following Philly’s bye week when ‘The Birds’ face the New England Patriots in Week 11.