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MATT BARKLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sources: Matt Barkley was a Chip Kelly draft pick

When the Philadelphia Eagles used the No. 98 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on USC quarterback Matt Barkely, they expected to find a long-term solution at backup quarterback or a potential solution as the starter. Instead, so far Barkley has been unable to rise any higher than No. 3 on the Eagles' depth chart at quarterback. In his rare appearances during the 2013 season, Barkley...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley Will Be Ryan Day's Star Pupil

  View image | gettyimages.com Matt Barkley Will Be Ryan Day's Star PupilWith the fourth round first pick, it was thought that head coach Chip Kelly had persuaded the Eagles front office into selecting "his guy" at the quarterback spot - a young man out of USC who had elected to remain in college for one more year.  That decision likely cost him millions.  Not only did he...
Via Eagledelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Not a great day for Matt Barkley as Eagles sign Tim Tebow…

“Oh good… Chip lost his mind.” And so Dr. Funt (the Canadian boy genius) commented upon the impending signing of a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles by the 27-year-old quarterback Tim Tebow. To many of us this makes no sense. To some of us, it is a perfect fit… Hudson Hawk and Fieldsie love the move. Geez, 4 quarterbacks on the roster now— and add G.J. Kinne...
Via Eagles Eye
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles reportedly trying to trade Matt Barkley, may sign Tim Tebow

The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to trade Matt Barkley according to a report, and that might be part of a larger plan to make room for Tim Tebow. NBC Washington’s Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Eagles are 80 percent likely to sign Tebow if they are able to find a taker for Barkley, whom...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Matt Barkley the key to Tim Tebow joining the Eagles?

Sometimes the headline just writes itself. Shortly after the world found out that Tim Tebow was visiting with the Philadelphia Eagles, it nearly stopped spinning on its axis. Luckily for the cosmos, Tebow left Philadelphia without a contract. However, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole is now indicating that Philadelphia will look at Tebow should Chip Kelly and company find a trade...
Via Sportsnaut
March 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

Report: Eagles Open To Trading QB Matt Barkley

  Jimmy Kempski, citing multiple sources, is reporting that the Eagles are open to trading backup QB Matt Barkley and “not just in that “open to trading anyone for right offer” way.” The Eagles used a fourth-round pick on Barkley last year after he wound up going much later than some draft experts expected him to. Since entering the NFL, Barkley hasn’t done much to convince skepti...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 30, 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 Philly.com 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 went on Reddit to take issue with a column

In this Philadelphia Eagles notebook by Jimmy Kempski, Kempski notes first note is about Barkley’s arm strength (or lack thereof). Kempski is vicious towards Barkley based on one throw in practice, and no matter how true his comments may have been, they seemed a little harsh. One of the people that took issue Kempski’s column was…Matt Barkley himself. A user posted a link to...
Via Awful Announcing
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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