Beau American football long snapper Michael Brinkley plays for the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons (NFL). At Missouri, he played collegiate football.
At the University of Missouri, Brinkley participated in collegiate football. He made 12 tackles in his four years at Missouri. He has 5 tackles during the season during his senior year. Brinkley served as the team’s long snapper for a third straight season in his junior year.
He was chosen as the MU Special Teams MVP in his second year. Brinkley was chosen as the MU Walk-on MVP in his first year.
Brinkley signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans on April 30, 2012. On September 9, 2012, he played against the New England Patriots in his NFL debut. Brinkley and the Titans agreed to a five-year, $5.75 million contract deal on March 8, 2015.
Brinkley played in his 100th career game on September 30, 2018, a 26-23 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brinkley snapped for punter Brett Kern as he was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl and was voted Second-team All-Pro, although the Titans completed with their third consecutive 9-7 season but failed to make the playoffs.
Brinkley, whose contract was about to expire, agreed to a multi-year agreement with the Titans on September 6, 2019.
How Good Is Beau Brinkley?
- Has snapped in 136 games over 10 seasons for the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals.
- After nine seasons in Tennessee, snapped in three games for the Cardinals in 2021.
- Appeared in all 16 games in each season for Tennessee from 2012-19.
- Recorded a career-high 10 special teams tackles in 2013.
What Happened To Beau Brinkley?
Beau Brinkley was dismissed by the Bears, the team announced weeks ago. Following Chicago’s re-signing of long snapper Patrick Scales to a one-year, $1,272,500 veteran benefit contract, the transaction was made. From 2012 through 2020, Brinkley played for the Tennessee Titans for nine years.
He signed up with the Titans as an undrafted free agent, where he later received two contract extensions. He has since served as a member of the practice squads of the Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, and Los Angeles Chargers.