It certainly seemed like a good fit, and a move the Packers would like to get done, but today they made it official. According to Ian Rapoport, the Packers signed Brooks to a 1 year deal worth $3.5M, with potantial to make upwards of $5M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2017
At 33 years of age, the 6’3 260 pound linebacker brings toughness and much needed durability to an often injured outside linebacking corps.
In Brooks’ 10 year career, he has played 133 games in which he accumulated 290 tackles, 53.5 sacks, 30 pass deflections, and 6 turnovers (3 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries).
Possibly his best attribute is his consistency. Although he won’t be found on anyone’s list of elite linebackers, there has been almost no decline in Brook’s production.
The big question now, is how does this impact the 53 man roster? Let us know what you think in the comments.