Eagles Restructure Barwin’s Contract
The Eagles have given Connor Barwin a pay bump.
The two sides agreed on a restructured deal Wednesday. The move was done to reward Barwin and was not cap-motivated, according to sources.
Adam Caplan has the details:
In Barwin’s renegotiated deal: $750 K added to yrs 16-18 and fully guaranteed $9.4 m total ($6.4 m base in 2015 and $3 m of base in 2016).
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 19, 2015
The 28-year-old had three years and $21.5 million remaining on his original deal. However, there was no guaranteed money left in that contract.
His average salary over the five-year deal was $6 million per season. During contract discussions with Brandon Graham, the Eagles were hesitant to go above that number out of respect for Barwin. Graham ended up signing a deal that was worth $6.5 million per season. This move should help even the scales.
Barwin has been very productive during his two seasons in Philadelphia and is a tone-setter in the locker room. He finished tied for fourth in the NFL in sacks last season (14.5) and added 64 tackles and five passes defensed. He has not missed a game since joining the team.