Free agent linebacker Connor Barwin has a message for teams that want to sign him: If you aren’t in the mix to win a Super Bowl, he’s not interested.
“We’ve had interest from a number of teams all offseason,” Barwin said Tuesday on Sirius XM NFL radio, adding, “I’m not going to go somewhere that I don’t think I can win a Super Bowl.”
He said he expects to make up his mind on which team to sign with before training camps open in late July.
Barwin, 31, has spent nine years in the NFL, including last year with the Los Angeles Rams. He played in 14 games, starting 13, and had 34 tackles, including 5.0 sacks.
Barwin began his career with the Houston Texans, who made him a second-round selection, 46th overall, in the 2009 draft out of the University of Cincinnati. He spent four years with the Texans and then four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, earning his lone Pro Bowl selection in 2014.
He has played in 127 games overall, starting 109, including starting every game for six straight seasons from 2011 to 2016. He has 354 career tackles, including 55.0 sacks.