News Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, one of the few free agents this year to get good money, would have stayed with the Texans if they’d merely offered him more of it.
Barwin said on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk that, if he’d gotten the same offer from Houston that he received from Philadelphia, he wouldn’t have changed teams.
“I think I would’ve [stayed],” Barwin said. “You know it’s a very hard decision and things get complicated, but Houston was who I came into the NFL with and who I had made very close relationships with and something we thought that we started four years ago and still haven’t finished. But I’ve made a lot of progress since I’ve been here, but obviously things didn’t work out that way and I’m very excited about my future in Philadelphia.”
For the Texans, Barwin becomes the latest quality player who has to go elsewhere to get paid big money. It won’t be a problem as long as G.M. Rick Smith can keep drafting quality players who eventually will attract big money elsewhere.
And in fairness to the Texans, when a roster has too many quality players, only so many of them can get big money.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!