Former Houston Texans player Brandon Brooks retires

Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports /

Brandon Brooks, a one-time Houston Texans player has called it a career.

As one of the Houston Texans offensive linemen, Brandon Brooks played four seasons with the team after being drafted in the third round of 2012 NFL Draft.

Brooks stayed with the team through the 2015 season, and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2016 season. It was here that’s Brooks’ career really took off, earning three consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2017-2019 and being a part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII Championship squad.

Brooks did have a two-year absence from 2019 until 2021, in which he appeared in two games for the Eagles.

The Houston Texans could use Brooks as a coach

If Brooks was interested in coaching, he could come back to the Texans as an offensive line coach and help Houston’s struggling offensive line. Although there was improvement in the group late in the season, seeing multiple four-five sack allowed games is not ideal at all.

At this time, Brooks has not said personally if he wants to get into coaching. It’s hard to imagine the door not being open for him, although he may feel more like an Eagle than a Texan due to his accomplishments in the city of brotherly love.

The offensive line was arguably Houston’s weakest position group last season, second to the running back corps. If Houston wants to improve their running game which ranked dead last in the league, then Brooks may help the team achieve that.

It would sure help Davis Mills in his development as he will most likely get a full season at the reigns to see what he can do. This could be Mills’ only chance to show the Texans that he can be the long-term guy, as Nick Caserio has had a short fuse with a handful of Texans player, regardless of how long they’ve been with the team.

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