Eagles make Brooks NFL's top-paid guard

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday that they have signed starting right guard Brandon Brooks to a a four year contract extension through the 2024 season. That chunk of change now makes Brooks the highest paid guard in all of the NFL.

The Eagles initially signed Brooks to a five-year, $40 million deal in 2016. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, he could receive his first All-Pro honor this season. Right tackle Lane Johnson is signed through 2021, as is center Jason Kelce.

While the Eagles have struggled to identify talent at other positions, the team has done a good job of consistently bringing in premium offensive line talent under general manager Howie Roseman.

Upon arrival to Philly, Brooks has established himself as arguably the best guard in the NFL.

The 6-foot-5, 335-pound lineman will be 35 at the end of his new deal. Despite that injury coming less than a year ago, Brooks has continued his dominance, grading out as Pro Football Focus' top guard with a 93.4 grade, while allowing zero sacks and four total pressures this season.

He appeared in 50 games (44 starts) for the Texans, who picked him in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Miami (Ohio). He spent four seasons in Houston before joining the Eagles in free agency in 2016. He has missed just two regular-season games during his time in Philadelphia due to his well-publicized issues with an anxiety disorder.

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