Fourth-round Eagles QB Matt Barkley likely won’t figure into the Philadelphia Eagles’ competition for the starting quarterback job, a battle that should play out between Michael Vick and Nick Foles into training camp.
But the former USC standout, who began last season as the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the eyes of many, has been fairly impressive in offseason workouts, and could loom as a key piece in the club’s long-term future. One reason is that Barkley has at least a cursory familiarity with Chip Kelly’s offense, having seen it from the sidelines in the Pac 12.
This report is consistent with those who follow the team closely out of Philly, and some have gone as far to not rule Barkley out of getting the job. It will be an interesting training camp for the Eagles as far as naming a starting QB.