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Philadelphia Eagles, Matt Barkley Agree on Four-Year Deal

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed fourth-round quarterback prospect Matt Barkley to a four-year deal, according to several reports. The deal, worth $2.66 million, leaves 1st-round pick Lane Johnson as the only unsigned draft pick.

Barkley also received a small signing bonus, per National Football Post’s Joel Corry:

https://twitter.com/corryjoel/statuses/345263187668656128

Barkley, who will likely start the season third on the QB depth chart behind Michael Vick and Nick Foles, decided to stay in school for his senior year despite being one of the most highly-touted prospects. That move ended up working against him, as his draft stock fell this year and cost him almost $16 million (1st-round picks get at least $12 million deals and $7 million signing bonuses).

But all that is in the past, and Barkley, a USC product, will likely be the team’s starting QB by the time this deal expires if all goes as planned. For now, Eagles fans have to wait and see how he develops under Chip Kelly and QB coach Bill Lazor and whether he can become the Pro Bowler many thought he would last year.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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