The Philadelphia Eagles new starting guard is set to make $783,195 in 2020.
Here’s a joke that you can tell the next time you find yourself taking up residence in someone’s living room as the life of the party. What does the unenviable task of taking over in the Eagles starting lineup for a three-time Pro Bower get you? No guesses? How about a base salary of $750,000 and a signing bonus of $33,195?
Okay, maybe that joke needs a little work and a better punchline, but for those of you who did actually chuckle, we can guarantee that there’s someone who definitely isn’t smiling or laughing. His name is Matt Pryor.
For the second time in less than six months, on June 15th, Eagles starting right guard Brandon Brooks was placed on the team’s IR (injured reserve) after suffering his second torn Achilles in 17 months. Prior to that, he separated a shoulder in December of 2019 in the Eagles regular-season finale versus the New York Giants. That came after working his way back onto the field for a third-straight Pro Bowl season that followed the Achilles tear that he suffered in an NFC divisional playoff game versus the New Orleans Saints.
According to Spotrac, Brooks was set to make over $7.7 million in 2020. His replacement, Mr. Pryor will make a considerable amount less to do the same job, but that low price tag won’t be earned with subpar play. That you can count on.