Yates says that the Eagles accomplished this by converting Brooks’ base salary into signing bonuses, which dropped his cap number to $4.768 million for the 2018 season.
Brooks confirmed new via his Twitter account:
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
This is actually the second time the Eagles have restructured Brooks’ contract in the past five months.
Brooks, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Texans back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the Texans before signing a five-year, $40 million contract that included $21 million guaranteed in 2016.
Brooks was set to make salaries of $8.5 million and $7.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Brooks appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 4 guard out of 77 qualifying players.