Signed, sealed, delivered: Matt Barkley signs his contract with the Eagles. Photo via Barkley’s Instagram account.
The Philadelphia Eagles has come to terms on a four-year agreement with QB Matt Barkley, the team announced on Thursday. Details of Barkley’s contract are not yet known.
Barkley was the Eagles’ fourth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft (98th overall pick). The 22-year old player was the all-time leading passer in both Pac-12 Conference and USC history. A four-year starter for the Trojans, Barkley finished his career with over 12,000 passing yards and became the only player in conference history to throw for over 100 touchdowns (116) in a career.
Barkley fell to the 4th-round in this year’s draft when, had he decided to go pro last year, he would likely have been a 1st-round pick. Chip Kelly and the Eagles believed in the USC player’s talent and believed that they obtained the quarterback for tremendous value when he fell to the fourth round. Since the selection, th...