Get to know the Eagles' new offensive lineman Brandon Brooks in light of his new five-year contract...
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with G Brandon Brooks.
Brooks, 26, joins the Eagles after spending the last four seasons with the Houston Texans. Originally a third-round pick of the Texans in the 2012 NFL Draft, Brooks went on to play in 53 games with 45 starts (44 at RG and 1 at LG) for Houston and has started every game in which he has played since opening day of the 2013 season (45).
During his Texans career, Brooks helped pave the way for RB Arian Foster to hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark twice (2012 and 2014). In 2014, the Texans offense rushed for 2,161 yards, marking the second-highest single-season rushing total in franchise history and the fifth-highest total in the NFL that season (135.1 ypg). That year, the Houston offensive line surrendered just 26 sacks, which tied for the fourth-best mark in the NFL.
A four-year letterman at Miami University (Ohio), Brooks started 41 of the 45 games he played for the RedHawks and was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference second-team selection. He was named the RedHawks Freshman of the Year in 2008 after he opened all 12 games at left guard. Brooks moved to left tackle as a sophomore before shifting to right guard as a senior in 2011.