Connor Barwin Has His Mind Set on Joining a Super Bowl Contender

Connor Barwin with the Eagles. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Former Los Angeles Rams linebacker and 2014 Pro-Bowler Connor Barwin is surprisingly still a free agent, despite a great interest from several NFL teams. This is Barwin’s own choice since he isn’t willing to join just any team.

The 31-year-old recently told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he will likely sign a deal in time for training camp, but only for a team that will give him an opportunity to get a Super Bowl ring.

“I think it’s how much you believe they can compete,” – said Barwin. “I’m not going to go play anywhere that I don’t think they’ve got a chance to win a Super Bowl. That’s always the way I’ve felt, but obviously, the older you get, the more and more urgency you have.”

In case that he has offers from multiple Super Bowl contenders, Barwin will then shift his focus to the financial part of the deal.

“And then money. Money is always part of it, too. Your whole career, you’ve got to take that as part of the equation.” – he added.

Connor Barwin was taken by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. After four years with the Texans, he signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, where he played the best football of his career. His best season in the league came in 2014 when he was selected to Pro-Bowl and received Second-team All-Pro. In 2017, Barwin joined the Los Angeles Rams on a one-year deal.

During his NFL career, Connor Barwin became known for his durability, starting 109 of a possible 112 games. His career stats include 354 total tackles, 55.5 sacks, and 40 pass deflections.