Brandon Brooks Suffers Achilles Injury, Will Miss 2020 Season
On Monday evening, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn reported that Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks tore his left Achilles tendon during a morning workout session at the NovaCare Complex and will miss the entirety of the 2020 season. Brooks was at the facility rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery.
Widely regarded as the top offensive guard in football, Brooks was named the best offensive lineman in 2019 by Pro Football Focus, earning a grade of 92.9.
While Brooks' absence undoubtedly leaves a sizeable void up front, now may be a good time to engage in talks with Jason Peters, who previously expressed a willingness to move inside to guard in order to prolong his career. Barring a Peters reunion or a trade, third-year pro Matt Pryor -- who filled in for Brooks in the Wild Card matchup against the Seattle Seahawks -- will enter camp as the starting right guard.
This, of course, isn't Brooks' first encounter with an Achilles injury. During the 2018 Divisional Round matchup with the New Orleans Saints, Brooks suffered a tear in his right Achilles tendon and miraculously returned in time for the 2019 season-opener against the Washington Redskins. He started all 16 games en route to his third Pro Bowl appearance.
Doug Pederson has a video conference scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.