The Philadelphia Eagles signed fourth-round pick Matt Barkley to a four year contract on Thursday. After being projected to be a top ten (or better) pick if he left USC for the 2012 Draft, Barkley's stock plummeted after a disappointing senior season at USC. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the signing, with a little dig that the contract wasn't similar to the one Barkley would have signed a year ago. Barkley's response was full of snark and to the point...
@AdamSchefter yeah, because my signature has changed. Duhhhh #thanksforthecommentaryAdam
— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) June 13, 2013
Over at Bleacher Report, AA contributor Brad Gagnon raises the possibility that Barkley sending playful jabs to the media could eventually wreck him in an intense, sports-crazy market like Philadelphia. While Barkley's response to Schefty was pretty awesome (especially his lenghty hashtag), if he's sniping back at people for a simple observation like that, Philly sports radio might make him quit social media by September.