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May 3, 2013
Here are Matt Barkley's passing statistics for his four seasons at Southern California: Year   Cmp.   Att.   Pct.   Yds.   TD   Int.   Rate    2009   211   352   59.9   2,735   15   14   131.3    2010   236   377   62.6   2,791   26   12   141.2    2011   308   446   69.1   3,528   39   7   161.2    2012   246   387   63.6   3,273   36   15   157.6    ...
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June 3, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The quarterback who receives the least amount of attention on the Eagles is the one who has been with the organization the longest. He's the lone quarterback Chip Kelly has ever drafted. And he's the only one who has not been traded or released by a team - or at least not yet. Matt Barkley is entering his third season in Philadelphia. He arrived in 2013 expecting to compete with Michael Vick and Nick Foles for the No. 1 job. He now must hold off Tim Tebow from taking the No. 3 job. "He's not taking my reps on the field," Barkley said.
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April 29, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly's insistence that he does not require a mobile quarterback was confirmed on Saturday when the Eagles traded up in the fourth round of the NFL draft to take Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley. Barkley was expected to be a top 10 pick in 2012 before he returned to school in a decision that likely cost him more than $10 million. Barkley was one of the most decorated players in college football the last four seasons, but a decline in production and a shoulder injury caused his stock to dive.
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September 3, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
How did Matt Barkley get here? Three years ago, the quarterback was embarking on his senior season at Southern Cal after snubbing the NFL despite the expectation by many that he would be a first-round draft pick. Two years ago, he stood on the lawn at the NovaCare Complex after the Eagles selected him in the fourth round and said that he was ready to compete for the starting job. A year ago, he was passed over for the backup spot behind Nick Foles when the Eagles signed Mark Sanchez and settled into the third-quarterback role.
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April 30, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TWO OF THE top college quarterbacks in the country faced off at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2011, combining for 614 passing yards, six touchdown passes and 104 points. USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton watched Stanford's Andrew Luck and the Trojans' Matt Barkley lead their teams up and down the field, Stanford ultimately winning, 56-48, in triple overtime. "You knew it was a really special time," Helton said yesterday. "That you were looking at some guys that were - wow, these are two really special athletes out here.
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September 6, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
A FEW MONTHS from now, this might amount to little more than a footnote; we might forget why we cared. But context is everything, and on Labor Day weekend's Friday afternoon, when NFL teams were paring their rosters, what the Eagles did counted as monumental, breathtaking news. The Eagles' final preseason game Thursday night against the Jets was what we thought it was - confirmation that Tim Tebow will back up Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez, and that Matt Barkley's time with the Eagles was at an end. The Arizona Cardinals agreed to send a seventh-round draft choice to the Eagles for Barkley, the Eagles said, confirming a Fox Sports report.
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September 4, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - If last night's game was the only Eagles preseason action you caught, you're thinking that Chip Kelly intends to run his offense through Raheem Mostert, and that Tim Tebow pretty much has to make the team. Through three quarters of last night's 24-18 loss to the New York Jets that blessedly ended the preseason, Mostert had run for 59 yards on a dozen carries, and caught seven passes for 88 yards. The Eagles had completed only 10 passes, seven of them caught by Mostert.
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August 16, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
MARK SANCHEZ will get the start tomorrow in the preseason opener against the Colts, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly cautioned that Sanchez probably will take only a handful of snaps. The bulk of the quarterbacking will be done by Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow, who would seem to be fighting for a single roster spot as the Eagles' third QB. "I want to see what happens with those guys," Kelly said. Barkley has taken exactly one live snap since the preseason finale last year against the Jets (at the end of the blowout win over Carolina last Nov. 10)
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June 6, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
IF YOU STRAPPED Chip Kelly to a chair, pumped a heaping helping of truth serum into him and asked him whom he would like to see win the Eagles' starting quarterback battle this summer, many think he would say Michael Vick because Vick is faster than Nick Foles and Matt Barkley the way a Ferrari is faster than a tractor, and would be able to run the unabridged version of Kelly's offense, including the read option. While it's entirely possible that assumption is correct, Kelly repeatedly has insisted that it isn't, that the last quarterback standing this summer won't necessarily be the fastest one. For what it's worth, I believe him. And I'll go you one better.
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August 18, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
They did not chant his name, or give him a standing ovation, or stay out in the heat for an extra two hours just to say they saw him rumble into the end zone against a defense loaded with hangers-on and roster fodder. They did all those things for the man who followed him. Matt Barkley jogged onto Lincoln Financial Field in relative silence, his entrance into the Eagles' 36-10 preseason victory over the Colts just the opening act for Tim Tebow's return to the NFL, as if Barkley were an acoustic singer-songwriter warming up the crowd for the E Street Band.
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December 4, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
No matter how Sam Bradford performs over the final five games of the season, the Eagles will have to make a franchise-altering decision at the quarterback position next offseason. It is a decision that will have far greater repercussions than anything having to do with the head coach. In today's NFL you need a quarterback of certain proficiency if you are to have any chance of winning a championship. It doesn't matter if Bill Belichick or Chip Kelly is your coach, if you have neither a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback and an above-average defense nor a quarterback a notch or two below and a once-in-an-era defense, your chances of snaring a title are virtually nil. This isn't rocket science.
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September 7, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' third-quarterback competition did not have a winner. Tim Tebow was among 22 players the Eagles waived on Saturday to reduce the roster to 52 players. Coach Chip Kelly left one spot open, which could go to a quarterback on the waiver wire. Tebow outperformed Matt Barkley in the preseason finale and appeared in line to earn a roster spot after the team traded Barkley to Arizona on Friday night. But Tebow's body of work did not impress Kelly enough to keep him in Philadelphia.
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September 6, 2015 | By Zach Berman, INQURIER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles traded quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday for a conditional seventh-round pick in a deal that clears the way for Tim Tebow to make the 53-man roster. The trade headlined the eve of cut-down day, when NFL rosters must be reduced from 75 to 53 players. The Eagles informed multiple players that they will be waived, according to sources and reports, and still have a few more moves to make by 4 p.m. on Saturday. The highest-profile move was trading Barkley.
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September 6, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
A FEW MONTHS from now, this might amount to little more than a footnote; we might forget why we cared. But context is everything, and on Labor Day weekend's Friday afternoon, when NFL teams were paring their rosters, what the Eagles did counted as monumental, breathtaking news. The Eagles' final preseason game Thursday night against the Jets was what we thought it was - confirmation that Tim Tebow will back up Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez, and that Matt Barkley's time with the Eagles was at an end. The Arizona Cardinals agreed to send a seventh-round draft choice to the Eagles for Barkley, the Eagles said, confirming a Fox Sports report.
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September 5, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Barkley packed his belongings for the bus ride back to Philadelphia on Thursday night without much of an audience. A few feet away, a phalanx of cameramen formed around Tim Tebow's locker - and Tebow wasn't even there. They just waited. There were Tebow jerseys in the stands Thursday night at MetLife Stadium and the fans cheered when he entered the Eagles' 24-18 preseason loss to the New York Jets. His performance merited the attention. In a game that could decide who might be the third quarterback for the Eagles, Tebow outplayed Barkley and bolstered his stock in the final audition of the preseason.
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September 4, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - If last night's game was the only Eagles preseason action you caught, you're thinking that Chip Kelly intends to run his offense through Raheem Mostert, and that Tim Tebow pretty much has to make the team. Through three quarters of last night's 24-18 loss to the New York Jets that blessedly ended the preseason, Mostert had run for 59 yards on a dozen carries, and caught seven passes for 88 yards. The Eagles had completed only 10 passes, seven of them caught by Mostert.
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September 3, 2015 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH & LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
NOT ALL of the Eagles participating in tomorrow night's preseason game against the Jets in the Meadowlands will be guys fighting for bottom-of-the-roster jobs. Linebacker Kiko Alonso, who has yet to play in the preseason, said yesterday he will get some reps against the Jets. Wide receiver Josh Huff, who hasn't played since the preseason opener against the Colts, also said he will play. Alonso, who was acquired from Buffalo in early March for running back LeSean McCoy, was scratched from last week's game against Green Bay because of tendinitis in his surgically repaired left knee.
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September 3, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
How did Matt Barkley get here? Three years ago, the quarterback was embarking on his senior season at Southern Cal after snubbing the NFL despite the expectation by many that he would be a first-round draft pick. Two years ago, he stood on the lawn at the NovaCare Complex after the Eagles selected him in the fourth round and said that he was ready to compete for the starting job. A year ago, he was passed over for the backup spot behind Nick Foles when the Eagles signed Mark Sanchez and settled into the third-quarterback role.
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September 2, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After practice finished on Monday and Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez retreated to the Eagles' locker room, Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow remained on the field for a few minutes of extra work. Barkley and Tebow, in competition for the No. 3 job, must prepare for the final preseason game on Thursday. It will be a "big week" for those playing in the game against the New York Jets, coach Chip Kelly said. The game could determine which quarterback makes the roster. What might be the most scrutinized No. 3 quarterback competition in the NFL is facing its expiration date.
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August 18, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
They did not chant his name, or give him a standing ovation, or stay out in the heat for an extra two hours just to say they saw him rumble into the end zone against a defense loaded with hangers-on and roster fodder. They did all those things for the man who followed him. Matt Barkley jogged onto Lincoln Financial Field in relative silence, his entrance into the Eagles' 36-10 preseason victory over the Colts just the opening act for Tim Tebow's return to the NFL, as if Barkley were an acoustic singer-songwriter warming up the crowd for the E Street Band.
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