Jack Brewer played in the NFL for five seasons, from 2002 to 2006. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Brewer spent his first two seasons with the Vikings, before playing for the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals.
Career overview of Jack Brewer
Brewer played college football at Southern Utah University, where he was a two-time All-Big Sky Conference selection. He finished his college career with 175 tackles, 11 interceptions, and 16 forced fumbles.
Brewer signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent after the 2002 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in Week 1 of the 2002 season against the Green Bay Packers. Brewer played in 11 games for the Vikings in his rookie season, recording 10 tackles and one interception.
In 2003, Brewer started 13 games for the Vikings, recording 78 tackles and three interceptions. He was a key member of the Vikings’ defense that helped the team reach the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.
In 2004, Brewer signed with the New York Giants. He played in 11 games for the Giants, recording 34 tackles and one interception.
In 2005, Brewer signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played in six games for the Eagles, recording 15 special teams tackles.
In 2006, Brewer signed with the Arizona Cardinals. However, he was placed on injured reserve before the start of the season.
Stats and accolades
Brewer finished his NFL career with 137 tackles and five interceptions. He also had 19 special teams tackles.
Brewer was named to the All-Big Sky Conference team twice during his college career.
Reasons for retirement
Brewer retired from the NFL after the 2006 season due to a recurring neck injury.
Brewer is remembered as a tough and versatile defensive player. He was also a strong leader and teammate.
Jack Brewer played in the NFL for five seasons, from 2002 to 2006. He was a key member of the Minnesota Vikings’ defense that helped the team reach the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs in 2003. Brewer retired from the NFL after the 2006 season due to a recurring neck injury.