Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/11/13
The NFC East made the two most surprising draft day quarterback selections when the Giants grabbed Ryan Nassib and the Philadelphia Eagles snagged Matt Barkley. Nassib isn’t in any immediate plans for the Giants, but Barkley certainly has a chance to show up on Sunday in 2013, if not within a couple of years. There is a misconception that Chip Kelly’s offense requires a QB that possesses Mike Vick like athletic ability, someone who can run particularly fast, and Barkley certainly doesn’t fit that mold. The general thought on Barkley is that he is a prototypical 3, 5, 7 step drop back QB. That appears to be how Barkley sees himself as well, because he has never been asked to run an offense like the one Kelly put together while at Oregon. But Barkley is up to the challenge to assimilate himself into the style Kelly wants to run. “You know, I’ll make it fit,” Barkley said, via CSNPhilly.com. “It doesn’t matter what plays we run, I’m going to find a way to help this team out, and I know Coach Kelly has a way of working things out as well in terms of how he schemes and how he [...]
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