Eagles Restructure Connor Barwin’s Contract
The Eagles have restructured one of the top edge rushing linebackers in the NFL last season, giving Connor Barwin a slight raise. The restructure guarantees Barwin's entire salary this season giving the pro bowler $6.4 million, plus $3 million in 2016.
Barwin, who had 14.5 sacks and made his first Pro Bowl in 2014, making 64 total tackles. In two seasons in Philadelphia he has 19.5 sack and has become a leader both on-and-off-the-field. He was brought in two years ago and now is being rewarded for his play over that time.
With Barwin and the newly resigned Brandon Graham, the Eagles have locked up their outside pass rushers and are hoping giving Graham more playing time will allow him to get to the quarterback even more in 2015.
However, one question will be how will Graham handle pass coverage, and will that mean Barwin will be called on to handle that role more - like he did in his first season in Billy Davis' system.