When your heart is entirely attached to football, you may leave the ground as the player, but you can’t stop following the updates. Bucky Books, an American sportswriter, served as a football player for several years and after the retirement embarked his career as a reporter covering the National Football League.
Bucky's Salary And Net Worth
Bucky Brooks first started his career as an NFL player. Buffalo Bills drafted him in the second round of the NFL draft in 1994. Brooks played for five different seasons for five different teams including Jacksonville, Green Bay, Kansas City, and Oakland. However, he had a brief career span as an NFL player which lasted until 1999.
Given his experience as an NFL Analyst and also as a player, Brooks’s total net worth must be more than a million, but the exact net figure has never been revealed yet. But a source has mentioned the average salary of an NFL reporter that is $75,637 per year. As a dedicated and experienced analyst, Brooks inevitably has summoned more than an average wage.
Shifted His Role From A Player To Host Of NFL Shows!
After his career got over as an NFL player, Brooks joined the pro-personnel department for the Seattle Seahawks’ as a regional college scout. He served for the Carolina Panthers from 2003 to 2007, before joining CNNSI.com as a football analyst.
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With years of experience in the media and as a player for a limited time, Brooks joined NFL media in 2009 and had been working for ‘Sports Illustrated.' He has been associated with the NFL Network for the longest time. The former NFL player is also an avid runner, and recently in April 2019, he ran the 5K marathon for an Easter Sunday.
Proposes Trade For No.3 OverAll Pick For The Panthers
Professional NFL teams Carolina Panthers have had No. 16-overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and they require star edge rusher. Concerning this in mind, former NFL player, Bucky Books announced with the NFL Network in the mid-April 2019 that Panthers would be a candidate for tradeoffs with New York Jets. He suggested that Panthers must trade their No. 3-overall pick with Jets to select their pass rusher of choice.
In his interview with the NFL Network, Bucky said that it's a defensive-heavy draft and if Panthers want to get pass rushers, they are going early in the draft as they need the one who can get the quarterback. Bucky continued:
When they've been at their best, it's because someone can harass the quarterback consistently. In a division with top quarterbacks, they have to make it happen. I think this could be the year we see Marty Hurney make an aggressive move to get into the Top Five to get a defensive playmaker that makes a difference.
After taking the quarterback Sam Darnold, Jets have been a potential candidate to trade out the No.3 OverAll Pick. The Panthers have held seven selections in their first six rounds draft.
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No Hints Of Married Life Or Divorce; Is He Gay?
Bucky Brooks has never been in the news for relationship and marriage. Despite being a media personality, he has never been spotted with a woman and also hasn’t created a buzz with dating rumors.
Similarly, neither Brooks has made any statement regarding his affairs in interviews, nor anyone else close to him has spoken about his secretive personal life.
Given his low-key status, it is difficult for the audience to know whether he is a married man or not. But the chance always exists that he might be sharing a beautiful marital life with wife behind the curtain or might be separated from the partner and is living a single life.
But giving light to his marital status, one of his friends tweeted in 2014 that he met Bucky's wife at the screening in LA. Maybe it is that the analyst wants to keep his lover away from media attention. As he has not confessed anything about his love life, it is hard for the audience to make predictions based on the tweets.
Bucky, who himself appears to be of straight orientation, supported Michael Sam after he came out as gay in 2014 and said his draft status would not be affected.
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His Short Bio
The NFL analyst was born with birth name Willian Eldbridge Brooks Jr. on 22 January 1971, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. As per wiki, he is raised by supportive American parents in North Carolina. He is also blessed with a sibling who played with him every time and taught him to compete every day.
Brooks attended Raleigh (NC) Millbrook to complete his high school and later joined North Carolina College for his further studies. Being a player and a host, Brooks stand height of 1.83 m (6 feet) and his body weight is around 192 lb (87 kg).