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Matt Barkley | Quarterback | #12

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
College: USC
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (98) / PHI
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Matt Barkley completed 11-of-18 passes for 192 yards in Week 13 against the 49ers.
Barkley wasn't asked to do much in a game with bad conditions. He had a would-be touchdown dropped, but was able to manage Chicago to a win. Barkley isn't on the streaming radar for Week 14 against Detroit. Dec 4 - 4:57 PM

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Matt Barkley completed 28-of-54 passes for 316 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Titans.

Barkley struggled early with two red-zone picks. He padded stats in the second half, throwing two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. It could have been a bigger game, but Barkley had a game-winning TD dropped on the final drive. Barkley looked shaky and doesn't have a supporting cast outside of Jordan Howard. Assuming Jay Cutler sits, he'll be a low-end streamer for a Week 13 matchup with the 49ers.
Nov 27 - 5:12 PM

Matt Barkley completed 6-of-15 passes for 81 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed once for a loss of one yard Thursday in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Packers.

He was thrown into the fire after Brian Hoyer left with a broken arm in the second quarter. Barkley was predictably awful, consistently missing his targets and showing very little pocket awareness. Both of his interceptions came while the Bears were in desperation mode late in the fourth quarter. The Bears were completely out of sync even before Barkley entered this train wreck of a game. The Vikings’ defense will be licking their chops next week with the overmatched Barkley under center. The Bears’ season is quickly unraveling.
Oct 21 - 12:52 AM

Bears signed QB Matt Barkley off their practice squad.

Barkley will take the place of OLB Lamarr Houston, who is headed to injured reserve with a knee injury. Barkley's promotion strongly suggests the Bears plan to be without Jay Cutler (thumb) this week. Brian Hoyer should start against the Cowboys.
Sep 22 - 10:34 AM

Bears signed QB Matt Barkley to the practice squad.

Barkley cooled his heels in the fine climes of Arizona last year, but is now relegated to the frozen tundra of Chicago, on the taxi squad, no less. Barkley doesn't have an NFL skill-set. That was evident from Day 1. He's unlikely to ever attempt another regular season pass.
Sep 4 - 3:56 PM

Cardinals waived QB Matt Barkley.

Acquired for a seventh-round pick from the Eagles at final cuts last year, Barkley spent all of 2015 on the bench. He still has some practice squad eligibility, but the Cardinals might just decide to move on.
Sep 3 - 7:05 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 03:56:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 03:51:00 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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:49:00 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."
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 06:33:00 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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 03:20:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:06:00 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.
Mon, May 18, 2015 11:35:00 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.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 08:44:00 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.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Matt Barkley
3Brian Hoyer
4David Fales
RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3Ka'Deem Carey
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
FB1Paul Lasike
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Eddie Royal
3Daniel Brown
WR21Cameron Meredith
2Josh Bellamy
3Deonte Thompson
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Logan Paulsen
2Daniel Brown
LT1Charles Leno
2Mike Adams
LG1Josh Sitton
C1Cody Whitehair
2Ted Larsen
RG1Eric Kush
2Cornelius Edison
RT1Bobby Massie
K1Connor Barth