The Philadelphia Eagles have some options at guard if they get creative.
The news of Brandon Brooks‘ injury has sent quite the shockwave through the Philadelphia Eagles fanbase. In addition to the hurt fans and the team are, no doubt, feeling, this also forces even the staunchest “Birds” fan to ask some very real and very tough questions.
Sure, Brooks is good, but is he fragile? It’s hard to ignore the fact that his three most recent seasons in the NFL have all resulted in trips to the injured reserve. On November 11th of 2019, he signed a four-year, $54.2 million contract extension that keeps him in the nest through the 2024 season thanks in part to a potential Hall-of-Fame career that’s seen him make three Pro Bowls. None of that helps Philly much if he isn’t available though.
There’s also this. Those rumors of a Jason Peters return are back in full swing. He’s never been one to take pay cuts to stay in Philly, but he has expressed interest in a return. Many fans are also in love with the idea of possibly adding free-agent guard Larry Warford. He was released from the New Orleans Saints because of his $7 million price tag.
If the Eagles don’t want to go that route and if cost is a concern, there are other options. Here are four. One is in-house. One is an NFL retiree, but if the Eagles are willing to be creative, they might be able to get a deal done.