Eagles' linebacker Connor Barwin turning into a sack master during breakout season

Wherever he lines up, Connor Barwin makes quarterbacks and their blockers notice.

Barwin sacked Cam Newton 3½ times in Philadelphia's 45-21 win over Carolina on Monday night, bringing his season total to 10½. Only Kansas City's Justin Houston has more (12).

Barwin already set a team record for most sacks in a season by a linebacker and he's only the fifth Eagles player to have two three-sack games in a year. Barwin brought down Eli Manning three times in a 27-0 win on Oct. 12.

Not bad for a jack-of-all trades.

Coach Chip Kelly said Barwin's versatility in playing multiple positions is a huge plus.

Barwin was one of the first acquisitions the Eagles made in free agency after Kelly replaced Andy Reid in 2013.


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