It seems like former Eagles edge rusher Connor Barwin has joined Philadelphia’s front office in some capacity. BGN’s Benjamin Solak made the following observations from this week’s East-Week Shine Bowl:
Barwin was chatting with Andy Weidl, the Eagles’ new Number 2 under Howie Roseman— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) January 13, 2020
Weidl, as Ben notes, replaced Joe Douglas as the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel when the latter left to become the New York Jets’ general manager.
Solak’s observation isn’t the only clue we have that Barwin is working for the Eagles. Adam Caplan put out this tweet last week:
Sense here is that Connor Barwin gets added to the personnel staff. https://t.co/P9YVb7AwKH— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 8, 2020
Further, Barwin was seen attending a number of Eagles practices towards the end of the regular season.
Barwin previously talked about his desire to work in a front office role. From a 2017 interview on SportsRadio 94WIP:
“I’ve never told anybody this, but I’d consider maybe that after I’m done playing football I’d like to get into management.”
Barwin expressed interest in returning to the Eagles as a player during the 2019 offseason before officially retiring from football in October.
Barwin stays pretty busy with all his great charity work off the field and now it appears he’s taking on another task. Barwin is a smart and ambitious guy so he could be worth having around. It’d be cool to see him succeed in his new role.
The Eagles will officially announce their coaching staff and front office changes at some point this offseason.