Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley likely will not be a factor in the team's starting quarterback competition during training camp but could be a key piece in the team's long-term future because he was impressive during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: No shocker here: If Barkley was ready to step in and be an immediate NFL starter, he wouldn't have lasted until the draft's 98th pick/4th round.
Posted: 5/12/2013 3:07pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley said he will make himself fit into whichever offense head coach Chip Kelly wants to use. 'You know, I'll make it fit,' he said. 'It doesn't matter what plays we run, I'm going to find a way to help this team out, and I know Coach Kelly has a way of working things out as well in terms of how he schemes and how he calls plays, so I'm not worried. I'm just worried about the here and now and what I can do right now.'
Huddle Up: With a net collegiate rushing total of minus-113 yards, Barkley isn't exactly suited to run the read-option, but with Philly trading up in the fourth round to select Barkley, it adds fuel to the speculation that Kelly is going to run a more pro-style, passing offense in his new gig.
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