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Matt Barkley was taken by the Eagles in the fourth round, but was projected as more of a late first-round or second-round guy. He was also rated by NFLDraftZone.com as the second-best quarterback in the NFL Draft. Except he went much later than that, as the Eagles drafted him with the first pick of the fourth round (98th overall). Barkley could have come out of school after his junior season. As it turns out, he might have been better off doing that — even though he would have been going against Andrew Luck, RG3 and Ryan Tannehill. Perhaps, if Barkley had a great 2012 season and led USC to a national title, this year’s draft would have been a different story for him. But he didn’t play that well, and the Trojans went 7-5. Now, Barkley is a fourth-round draft pick — which, based off last year, is a big disappointment. That disappointment includes a massive financial hit in light of where pundits thought he’d get selected. Here’s the good news, though. The Eagles wanted him badly enough to trade this year’s seventh-round pick to the Jaguars in order to move up three spots and grab him. Now the question is, can Matt Barkley beat out Michael Vick or Nick Foles for the starting position?
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Quarterback Matt Barkley and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a four-year contract.
Barkley was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft after a standout career at Southern California. The move announced Thursday leaves only one draft pick unsigned.
Barkley rewrote the conference record book during a USC-record 47 starts over four seasons, becoming the Pac-12's leader...
One year ago, Matt Barkley probably would have been inking a multi-year deal worth millions more than the 4-year deal he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Many expected him to be not only a first-round pick, but to challenge Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III as the first QB taken in the NFL Draft. But, that’t not what happened, as Barkley returned for a his senior...
Last we heard of Philadelphia Eagles’ left tackle Jason Peters, he was claiming he would retire if he couldn’t play like he used to after missing an entire season due to a torn ACL. Now, according to USA Today, Peters has been arrested for drag racing and attempting to flee from the police. Here’s the story of what happened, according to USA Today. According to the arrest affidavit...
The Philadelphia Eagles will hold practices open to the public at Lincoln Financial 5 times this year, reports NJ.com.
“Our goal is to have a fun atmosphere for fans as they get an up-close look at the team,” Eagles president Don Smolenski said. “There will be special events surrounding every practice including an opportunity for all kids 14 and under to catch a pass from...
Running BacksTags: Chip KellyLeSean McCoyMichael VickEagles running back LeSean McCoy gave the politically correct answer when appearing on 94WIP earlier this week. He was asked if he agreed with Michael Vick’s plea for Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to name the starting quarterback ASAP.
“I mean they’re grown men. I think anybody...
Five-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles was arrested in north Louisiana early Wednesday for allegedly drag racing and trying to flee from police, authorities said.
The Monroe (La.) News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/11gxete ) that Peters was released on bond Wednesday after his early morning arrest. An arrest affidavit obtained by the newspaper says an Ouachita...
I can definitely predict that Tim Tebow and DeSean Jackson will never be teammates during their careers. Definitely not the kind that gets along.
Jackson was on NFL Network promoting his new documentary, and told the panel that Tebow “is not good enough to be an NFL quarterback.”
“Forty-six percent (completion percentage)? This is not basketball, that is not good enough...