Yesterday the Eagles and fourth-round pick Matt Barkley agreed to a four-year rookie contract. There wasn’t much of a reaction locally, because Barkley had already been in camp and it only felt like a matter of time before the Eagles signed him. Nationally the focus wasn’t on the fact that Barkley had agreed to a deal, it was that he missed out on the big payday he would have gotten had he come out after his Junior year at USC.
Eagles signed QB Matt Barkley to a four-year contract that doesn’t look much like deal he would have signed one year ago.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2013
Of course Barkley, who seems to be focused on the present rather than the mistake he made not coming out after junior year, didn’t like Schefter’s analysis, and he didn’t hesitate to let him know.
— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) June 13, 2013
I love Barkley’s reaction because while some national pundits seem to still have hope for Barkley, most seem to feel that after a rough Senior year at USC Barkley isn’t going to be a successful quarterback. And his confidence makes me think that long-term the national pundits in the minority on Barkley will be correct.