Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley (2) runs in for a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

REPORT: Eagles Open to Trading QB Matt Barkley

There has been some speculation as to what the Eagles quarterback situation would look like as the NFL-mandated 53-man roster cutdown (Saturday at 4PM) draws closer. With G.J. Kinne having already been handed his walking papers and Matt Barkley putting forth a solid effort in the team’s preseason finale, some have assumed that the roster would have three quarterbacks like in 2013. According to Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, that may not be the case.

 

It’s tough to say what type of return Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman, and company would be seeking out for a player like Barkley. Given their situation at quarterback, the former USC Trojan does not appear destined to compete for a starting job unless Nick Foles regresses in a big way and Mark Sanchez is incapable of filling in. Though the coaching staff has preached the value of being deep at the position, injuries and lack of talent elsewhere may force their hand and Barkley could be a decent trade chip.

We’ll keep eyes on these developments and keep things updated as best we can.

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Tags: Chip Kelly Howie Roseman Mark Sanchez Matt Barkley Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles

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