Found May 12, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Even though the Philadelphia Eagles drafted quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this year’s draft, there’s a chance he could end up as their starter this coming season. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer made a solid argument as to why Barkley could win the Eagles starting job. There are some pertinent reasons to support Barkley’s candidacy, among them his decision-making, accuracy, and moxie. There is also his competition, two capable but hardly insurmountable quarterbacks who have yet to put their stamp on the position.   So who’s to say Barkley can’t beat out Michael Vick and Nick Foles? The Southern Cal quarterback may have several factors going against him, but he does have one clear advantage over his competitors: He is the only one Kelly brought to the Eagles. McLane’s point is valid. You can read the rest of his piece right here.   As much as the Eagles want to win this year, head coach Chip Kelly might believe Barkley is ready and have him start, knowing that this season might be a wash. Kelly has to think about what’s best for the Eagles down the road, not just 2013 and let’s face it, they’re undergoing a minor makeover right now. And sooner rather than later, Vick will need to be replaced.       Need NFL Tickets?
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