Philadelphia Eagles: 3 possible replacements for Brandon Brooks

Brandon Brooks #79, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Brandon Brooks of the Philadelphia Eagles getting carted off (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

This Brandon Brooks injury truly stings if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

The injury bug just won’t leave the Philadelphia Eagles alone. Just six months after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury, Brandon Brooks was declared out for the upcoming 2020 season after tearing his left Achilles at the NovaCare Complex. Brooks was coming off of a 2019 season in which he was ranked as the 5th best player in the NFL per Pro Football Focus.

The significance of this injury can not be understated and as tough as it is, the Eagles have to move on. Finding a replacement for Brooks who can come in and do everything that the three-time Pro Bowl nod can do is impossible. He’s simply a once in a generation type of player, and his combination of talent and hard work is not common for NFL players to have.

But as many Eagles fans are aware, injuries are a part of the game. The “Birds” battled through a variety of injuries last year and the year before that. They are familiar with the ‘next man up’ mentality and have come to embrace it. But man, this one hurts.

Philly must find someone to fill the void quickly. Here are three options. They range from the forgotten to proven Pro Bowlers, and they each offer value in their own sense. Do the Eagles search for a young replacement within the organization or do they turn to free agency? That’s the million-dollar question.