Former Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin is already feeling like a Giant days after signing with them.
The newest New York Giants linebacker is already feeling like a part of the organization.
Per Ed Valentine of Big Blue View, ex-Eagle Connor Barwin already feels like a Giant, only days after agreeing to a contract with the team. The outside linebacker agreed to terms Monday with Big Blue.
When addressing the media over formerly being part of a division rival, Barwin seemed relaxed over the entire situation.
“I think it’s already over,” the former Eagle and Ram stated. “It’s all about football.”
Barwin expects to bring additional depth to the Giants pass rush in 2018. Alongside Olivier Vernon, Alec Ogletree as well as rookie Lorenzo Carter, Barwin should be a solid addition to this new 3-4 defense.
“Thought it was the right fit for me, good opportunity for me,” Barwin mentioned. “Good defense for me.”
The linebacker also noted how he’s played for head coach Pat Shurmur and linebackers coach Bill McGovern before during his tenure with Philly.
Barwin will be entering his 10th season in the NFL at 32-years-old. Throughout his initial nine seasons, he’s racked up 55.5 sacks, averaging just over six a season. Along with the talent he shows on the field, Barwin also proves he’s a class-act veteran.
“People ask what makes a great player. I think what makes a great player is being a good teammate,” Barwin said. “That’s something I’ve always prided myself on.”
With training camp underway, Barwin can prove to fans and the organization what he can bring to the table. The linebacker position will be a competitive spot for the Giants with individuals such as Ogletree, Vernon, Carter and Kareem Martin.
But come this preseason, Barwin will be able to showcase what made him such a dominant linebacker for the Eagles and Rams.