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Former Eagle Connor Barwin has traded SEPTA for Tesla

The Rams pass-rusher is continuing his lead by example and is driving an electric car in L.A.

When Connor Barwin was cut from the Eagles this past spring, among his heartfelt goodbyes to the city that made him a star were several "so longs" to fellow SEPTA riders. 

The pass-rusher, who was signed by the Los Angeles Rams shortly after his release, was a pragmatic and liberal voice in Philadelphia, supporting several charities and taking public transit everywhere he could — including to Eagles practices and games. He hosts a concert fundraiser in Philadelphia every year and will continue to do so.

"I have learned from and cherish every experience I have had in the great city of Philadelphia and every snap I played as an Eagle," Barwin said after his release.

And while he still maintains Philly as his full-time residence, he has had to move out west and moving out west means one thing — you have to drive a car. L.A. is famously a car-crazy city, so it comes as no surprise that Barwin showed up at Rams training camp last week in a brand new Tesla. 

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One of Barwin's best friends from his Eagles days is Jason Kelce, an equally progressive voice and one who ironically had a Elon Musk biography in his locker for much of minicamp and OTAs. Just as it is becoming a trend everywhere else, the safe for the environment Tesla is popular in the NFL too — as Jordan Norwood purchased one after winning the Super Bowl two years ago among other football stars.