Matt Barkley might have slipped in the draft but he is a constant topic in NFL circles since he was selected by the Eagles.
“I was really surprised with that pick for (the Eagles), just because of the quarterbacks that are there,” Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger told Philadelphia radio station 94WIP. “You see coach Kelly’s offense, and what you see, to me it’s like that’s not what Matt Barkley is. So I was kind of confused with what they’re doing.”
Roethlisberger said, “either he is going to be behind the eight ball or he’s going to be ahead of the curve, if they change the offense a little.”
The Steelers QB said Barkley “reminded me a lot of a guy like Drew Brees. A guy that just stands in the pocket and will make all of the throws.”