Reported by Field Yates this morning….
Source: the Eagles created $6.37M in cap space by reworking the deal of Pro Bowl G Brandon Brooks. He converted base salary into bonuses, dropping his cap number to $4.768M for this year.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 23, 2018
…and then confirmed by the Pro Bowl right guard himself:
If your wondering about the restructure I get 4 mill now 4mill by sept 1 with a couple hundred thousand over the season. The reason I did it was bc the FUCKIN SB MVP DESERVED MORE MONEY @NickFoles . Love you bro #WhateverItTakes
— Brandon Brooks (@bbrooks_79) April 23, 2018
Talk about a teammate, yo.
I thought Brooks was one of the Eagles’ most unheralded players this past season. Maybe he was THE most unheralded player. Did you ever hear his name called? How many penalties? He was reliable and steady. 99 times out of 100, he was just quietly going about his business, blocking someone into oblivion between line partners Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson
And he did all of that after a 2016-17 season in which he struggled with anxiety and missed a couple of games.
Just another good story in a season full of stories.
As for Foles, if you missed it this weekend, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo shared some new details on his revised contract:
The #Eagles and QB Nick Foles agreed to terms on a $2M raise for 2018, source said, but he can earn much more. Foles can make up to $14M total in playtime, playoffs and Pro Bowl incentives. … He’s been paid a $3M roster bonus & signing bonus of $2M. He will make a $4M salary.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 21, 2018
Creative. I like it.
It’s player-friendly stuff that still gives the Eagles flexibility and kicks the cap hit can down the road a bit. They don’t really have to worry about “down the road,” however, since they’re in position to make a repeat run at the Super Bowl.