PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Six tackles, two sacks, and one Bud Light for Connor Barwin.
A fan handed the Philadelphia Eagles linebacker a beer as he walked off the field at Gillette Stadium following his team’s 35-28 upset win over the New England Patriots. Surprisingly, the beer came from a Pats fan, not an Eagles fan.
“I go out to the field and warm up by myself early and some Patriots fans—that these stadiums now have access where they’re right up on the field—and they were kind of messing with me,” Barwin told the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show on Monday. “Talking about how I wasn’t going to get any sacks, we weren’t going to win, blah, blah, blah. And I just said make sure you have a beer ready for me after we win. And sure enough, we won and they had a Bud Light ready for me so I grabbed it on my way out.”
Listen: Connor Barwin on the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show
Barwin, who had two more hits on the future Hall Of Fame QB Tom Brady to go along with his seventh career multi-sack game, took the celebratory beer and held it up for the fans, according to SportsRadio 94WIP’s Cindy Webster.
“It might be a new little tradition I have,” Barwin said. “We’ll see how it goes.”