Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks: Nick Foles vs. Matt Barkley

May 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles stunned the NFL when they selected Matt Barkley with their fourth-round pick. What is shocking about the decision was not just that Barkley had fallen so far, but that the Eagles saw the need to add another young quarterback to their roster when they already have Nick Foles.
It's hard to tell if Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman are looking to use Barkley as trade bait and commit to Foles long-term, or if this move signals a vote of no confidence in Foles and a move in a different direction.
What is also possible is that Kelly is looking to do both. He wants to evaluate two young, talented players, with one eventually becoming his franchise player and one becoming valuable trade bait.
Most likely, neither of the two will start in 2013, as Kelly made a strong effort to retain Michael Vick for one more season. But this year's training camp will be an open competition, and ultimately the best performer in camp will be given the chance to start.

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