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Matt Barkley | Quarterback

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
College: USC
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Cardinals acquired QB Matt Barkley from the Eagles in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
The "condition" is Philadelphia gets a seventh-round pick if Barkley is on Arizona's roster for six games this year. The Cardinals' interest in Barkley has been rumored since he came out of USC, but Arizona brass didn't deem Barkley worthy of a day-two draft pick at that time. He went 98th overall to Philadelphia in 2013 and has since disappointed in preseason games. Barkley was probably going to get cut by the Eagles, perhaps in favor of Tim Tebow. In Arizona, weak-armed and barely-mobile Barkley will likely open the season on the third string behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. The Barkley trade bodes poorly for Logan Thomas' chances of making the Cardinals' 53. Sep 4 - 3:56 PM

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FOX's Jay Glazer reports the Cardinals are "working on" a trade for Eagles No. 3 QB Matt Barkley.

It's a nod to Carson Palmer's fragility, and shows a (deserved) lack of faith in backup Drew Stanton. Of course, Barkley would hardly upgrade on Stanton. If he's desert bound, it would almost certainly be for a sixth- or seventh-round pick. Barkley's arrival would spell the end of Logan Thomas' roster spot. His departure from Philly could also mean a place on the 53-man roster for Tim Tebow.
Sep 4 - 3:51 PM

Eagles QB Matt Barkley will start the team's fourth preseason game.

This suggests Barkley is ahead of Tim Tebow in the battle for the third quarterback spot, but coach Chip Kelly may think Tebow's versatility makes him more valuable. Barkley could help his trade value with a good showing.
Sep 1 - 10:49 AM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports Eagles No. 3 QB Matt Barkley remains on the trade block.

Per Russini, the Eagles will try to "showcase" Barkley in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens. Barkley dialed up 192 yards in Philly's exhibition opener, but teams know what he is at this point. We doubt anything he does in preseason games is really going to affect his "trade value."
Aug 22 - 6:33 PM

Matt Barkley completed 12-of-20 passes for 192 yards and one interception in the Eagles' preseason opener Sunday.

Barkley was the second quarterback through the rotation behind Mark Sanchez with Sam Bradford (knee) not playing. He played nearly two quarters and overall had a strong day. Barkley drilled Jordan Matthews for a 26-yard pickup on his first throw, fitting the ball in perfectly to his receiver with two defensive backs in the area. Barkley's blemish was his interception on a ball tipped at the line of scrimmage. Barkley did nothing to hurt his chances of being the No. 3 QB.
Aug 16 - 3:20 PM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski reports Matt Barkley is "still available" for trade.

This comes as no surprise; the Eagles would probably take a sack of punctured footballs for the former fourth-round pick. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, we don't expect another team to take the bait. Being pushed by Tim Tebow for No. 3 duties, Barkley is no better than 50-50 to make the 53-man roster.
Jul 31 - 12:06 PM

Although Howie Roseman oversaw the 2013 draft, Matt Barkley was reportedly a Chip Kelly pick.

The Barkley pick was widely laughed at when it was made and nothing has changed since then. Unable to drive the football and lacking athleticism, he's not long for the NFL and a wasted fourth-rounder by Kelly. The Philadelphia Inquirer projects Tim Tebow as the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback this year behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.
May 18 - 11:35 AM

Matt Barkley's grip on the No. 3 quarterback job is not secure.

The Eagles wasted the No. 98 overall pick in 2013 on Barkley, who has no value whatsoever on the trade market. He's going to have to fight off G.J. Kinne and Tim Tebow for his job this offseason. The Dolphins reportedly preferred a flier on Josh Freeman over Barkley.
Apr 20 - 8:44 AM

NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini confirms Eagles QB Matt Barkley is on the trade block.

From there, it gets much juicier, as Russini reports a Barkley trade would mean there's an "80 percent chance" free agent Tim Tebow becomes an Eagle. We find it hard to believe there's any sort of a market for Barkley's services. If football czar Chip Kelly is itching to make Tebow his latest daring addition, Barkley could soon be handed his walking papers.
Mar 17 - 7:01 PM

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Eagles would trade Matt Barkley for "a late draft pick."

Just not a very talented player, Barkley lacks NFL-caliber arm strength and athleticism. The Eagles would do well to get a sixth-round pick for him. He's struggled to beat out G.J. Kinne for third-string duties in Philadelphia, with only Barkley's higher draft status keeping him on the 53-man roster.
Mar 16 - 4:36 PM

Philly Mag's Sheil Kapadia admits Eagles QB Matt Barkley is likely fighting for a roster spot.

Kapadia adds that the Eagles' coaching staff "has showed no confidence" in Barkley. He can't get over the No. 3 quarterback hump, and coach Chip Kelly apparently has no intentions of handing him the backup gig this offseason. There were reports last summer that Barkley was being outperformed by QB G.J. Kinne.
Feb 4 - 10:41 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer hints Matt Barkley could request a trade from the Eagles this offseason.

Barkley wants to remain with the Eagles and coach Chip Kelly, but admitted he'll speak with his agent to get a gauge on the league's quarterback landscape. Barkley has been the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback the past two seasons since being the 98th pick in the 2013 draft. On 178 regular-season and preseason passes, Barkley has managed a 4:8 TD:INT ratio. He hasn't shown anything.
Jan 2 - 9:30 AM

Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790 in Houston reports the Texans tried to trade for Eagles QB Matt Barkley before acquiring Ryan Mallett from the Patriots.

Zierlein is plugged into all things Texans, so we don't doubt its validity. The Philadelphia News and Inquirer reported last weekend that the Eagles were "open" to the idea of dealing Barkley. Houston likely didn't want to part with anything more than a late-round pick -- which was the price for Mallett -- while Philadelphia probably wanted at least a fourth-rounder for Barkley, considering it used the 98th overall pick on Barkley in last year's draft.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 08:42:00 AM

"Multiple sources" tell's Jimmy Kempski that the Eagles are "open" to trading third-string QB Matt Barkley.

This report was echoed by Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. Barkley is a relatively unattractive trade target with limited physical tools, and coming off a ho-hum preseason. Perhaps he'd fetch a sixth- or seventh-round pick.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Matt Barkley completed 4-of-4 passes for 37 yards in Thursday night's preseason game versus Pittsburgh.

He played behind Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez, and ahead of only G.J. Kinne. Barkley is 20-of-32 passing for 242 yards this preseason, tossing two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Eagles are likely to keep him as their third-stringer this year, but Barkley has put zero heat on Sanchez's backup job.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Matt Barkley
RB1Chris Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3David Johnson
4Stepfan Taylor
GLB1Chris Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3RB1Andre Ellington
2Chris Johnson
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
3Jaron Brown
WR21Michael Floyd
2J.J. Nelson
3Brittan Golden
WR31John Brown
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Darren Fells
3Troy Niklas
LT1Jared Veldheer
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Mike Iupati
2Ted Larsen
C1Lyle Sendlein
2A.Q. Shipley
RG1Jonathan Cooper
RT1Bobby Massie
2Earl Watford
3D.J. Humphries
K1Chandler Catanzaro