Connor Barwin sounds like a man looking forward to testing the open market.

The Houston Texans linebacker joined Adam Schein and Rich Gannon on SiriusXM Radio on Monday, where he discussed his upcoming tour through free agency.

If he doesn't return to Houston, Barwin made it clear he'd like to play for a winning team with an established quarterback. He said he's willing to take less money to play for a competitor.

When asked specifically about joining the New England Patriots, Barwin replied, "That would be nice." He was also asked about the Indianapolis Colts, the Texans' top rival in the AFC South.

"Yeah, they would seem to have a lot of interest," Barwin said.