The Philadelphia Eagles announced later Monday afternoon that they have signed their two-time Pro Bowl starting right guard Brandon Brooks to a four-year contract extension, which will keep the 30-year-old off the market until the end of the 2024 season.
Eagles signed Pro-Bowl G Brandon Brooks to a 4-year contract extension through 2024.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 11, 2019
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport set out further details of the deal, with Brooks expected to take home $54.2 million, $30 million of which is fully guaranteed.
The deal makes Brooks the highest paid guard in all of football, and in the eyes of many that’s a status wholly reflective of his ability on the gridiron.
This season Brooks has started every game for the Eagles after suffering a torn Achilles tendon midway through the 2018-19 season. Despite the injury occurring less than 12-months ago, Brooks is currently rated as Pro Football Focus’ top guard in the league with a 93.4 grade.
He has, remarkably, allowed just four total pressures and zero sacks so far this year.
Brooks originally signed a five-year $40 million deal with the Eagles in 2016, after starting his career as a third-round draft pick in 2012 with the Houston Texans. He was set to hit the open market at the end of this current season, and understandably that was something the Eagles were not particularly keen on.
It is likely he will now finish his career as at least a one-time Super Bowl champion in Philadelphia.