May 10, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fourth round draft pick quarterback Matt Barkley (2) addresses the media during rookie minicamp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Barkley Retaliates Against ESPN's Adam Schefter

Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fourth round draft pick quarterback Matt Barkley (2) passes the ball as quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor talks with quarterback Michael Vick (7) during organized team activities at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

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