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Did the Arizona Cardinals make a big mistake by trading for Matt Barkley?

As predicted the acquisition of Matt Barkley was the end of any potential Thomas or Simms era with the Cardinals. While we can probably all agree that the Cardinals need some young talent in the queue, I think we can all agree that Barkley was not what we had in mind. Jokes about the last “Matt from USC” aside, Barkley’s stats over the last two seasons are so unimpressive it...
Via cover32
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals

    Chip Kelly had long been shopping quarterback Matt Barkley, and it looks like he has finally found a taker. The Philly Inquirer’s Jeff McLane and Zach Berman report that the Eagles have traded Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional 7th-round pick. Barkley being shipped out of town not only means the Eagles are parting ways with their fourth-round pick from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Tebow has ‘pretty good shot’ of making Eagles

With the Philadelphia Eagles heading into their final preseason tuneup Thursday against the New York Jets, Tim Tebow reportedly has given a good enough accounting of his skills and potential that he might end up out-dueling Matt Barkley for team’s third-string quarterback spot. NFL insider Ian Rapoport, appearing on the NFL Network said all indications point to Tebow making...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets should consider acquiring QB Matt Barkley

The New York Jets are without question one of the teams in need of an upgrade at the quarterback position. Geno Smith is out for the foreseeable future due to a broken jaw, and Ryan Fitzpatrick simply isn’t going to get the job done. Bryce petty is a solid player, but he isn’t ready to step onto an NFL field as a starting quarterback yet. Making a trade to acquire another quarterback...
Via This Given Sunday
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles still aggressively trying to trade QB Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley showed quite a bit of improvement for the Eagles throughout the first two preseason games that he has played, but Chip Kelly may not decide to keep him around. According to a report from Dianna Marie Russini, the Eagles are still looking to trade the second-year quarterback out of USC. Look for the Eagles to be showing off QB Matt Barkley. Eagles sources tell me Barkley...
Via This Given Sunday
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles showcasing Matt Barkley for a trade?

The Philadelphia Eagles might be looking for a trade partner to move Matt Barkley. According to a report by ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini, the Eagles may be showing off the second-year quarterback for this very reason. Look for the Eagles to be showing off QB Matt Barkley. Eagles sources tell me Barkley can be had for the right deal. So its showcase time! — Dianna Marie...
Via Sportsnaut
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Forget Tebowmania: Matt Barkley makes a statement

There has perhaps never been a more discussed nor more interesting third-string quarterback competition in NFL history than the one taking place for the Philadelphia Eagles this preseason. That’s what happens when a once-heralded recruit out of high school, considered the best at his position in his class, is trying to resurrect his professional football career after seeing his...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans reportedly tried to trade for Eagles backup Matt Barkley

Lance Zierlein of the TheSidelineView, citing two sources, reports that the Houston Texans actually targeted Eagles backup QB Matt Barkley before they traded for Ryan Mallett.  Jimmy Kempski reported last week that the Eagles are open to trading Barkley and “not just in that “open to trading anyone for right offer” way.” The Eagles used a fourth-round pick on Barkley...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley responds on Reddit to reporter’s criticism

From the moment he entered the NFL, Matt Barkley has been knocked for his arm strength -- or lack thereof. The most recent criticism came via reporter Jimmy Kempski, who wrote on Wednesday that Barkley's arm strength is "a major concern" after he tossed an interception in practice. "It had far too much air under it, and Curtis Marsh was able to jump in front of the intended...
Via Helmet2Helmet
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley calls out reporter who questions his arm strength

Part of being a professional athlete is having to listen to people that have never picked up a football/basketball/hockey stick/etc. criticize their talent. They don't have to like it, but they do have to accept that it is going to happen. What they do when it does is up to them.Some just ignore it; others lash back. On occasion they do like Matt Barkley and invite the writer to...
Via FatManWriting
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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