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Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Date of Birth:  09/08/1990
Age:  31
Height  6'2"
Weight:   227
College:  USC
Drafted:  2013 | Round 4 | Pick 98
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Matt Barkley | Bills QB


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Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Bills signed Matt Barkley.

Barkley spent three years with Buffalo from 2018-2020, and he's back after a year away from the team. The former USC quarterback will be a good presence in the quarterback room for Josh Allen and company.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Falcons claimed Matt Barkley.

Recently waived by the Panthers, Barkley will remain in the division with Atlanta. In a time with COVID-19 impacting the league heavily, it makes sense to add a veteran quarterback like Barkley for depth.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Panthers are signing Matt Barkley.

Barkley had been with Tennessee, but he's now signing with Carolina as more depth in the quarterback room. Sam Darnold (shoulder) is banged up right now, so Barkley could immediately be the No. 2 option behind P.J. Walker this weekend if the mobile backup draws a start.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Titans released Matt Barkley.

Barkley was signed this offseason to be the backup for Ryan Tannehill, but the nod is going to Logan Woodside after the summer. This cut coming after the 53-man roster deadline probably indicates that the Titans would like to bring the veteran Barkley back on the practice squad.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Titans signed Matt Barkley.

Somewhat quietly, Barkley has become one of the best and most well-respected backup quarterbacks in the league during his time with Buffalo, but the Bills added former second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky this offseason. Barkley lands in a good spot with a playoff team, and he'll be a good asset for Ryan Tannehill and the offense to lean on some in 2021.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Bills signed Matt Barkley to a two-year contract extension.

The extension keeps Barkley in Buffalo through the 2020 season as the team's backup to franchise quarterback Josh Allen. Barkley played exceptionally well in his lone start of the season against the Jets, throwing for 232 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, and the Bills clearly like his fit in the quarterback room and in offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's offense. It's nice to see Barkley, a player that was at a time in consideration for the No. 1 overall pick during his time at USC, find a solid role like this.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley plays well in first start of 2018.

With the Bills offense struggling this season and Josh Allen (right elbow) still out of the lineup, the team turned to Barkley despite just signing him on Halloween. The former USC quarterback showed the flashes that made him once considered a potential No. 1 overall pick in the draft, as he went 15/25 for 232 yards and two touchdowns. The touchdowns were to big offensive tackle Dion Dawkins for seven yards on a funny play and to Zay Jones on a play where Barkley calmly bought time with great pass protection and found his receiver in the end zone. Barkley nearly had another touchdown on a diving attempt at the end zone by Jones, who fumbled at the goal line and had it recovered by teammate Jason Croom. The Bills had a great gameplay against the Jets, who did not play well, but Barkley deserves a ton of credit for quickly picking up a new offense and doing a good job. The Bills have a bye next week, and Allen is expected back in Week 12. However, Barkley likely earned strong consideration for the long-term backup job with this performance.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley is expected to start for the Bills tomorrow.

Josh Allen (right elbow) has been ruled out, and the Bills have decided to go with Barkley over Nathan Peterman against the Jets. The team is looking to give the offense a spark, but Barkley won't have much help around him with a supporting cast that hasn't played well this season. Barkley is not a recommended fantasy option for Week 10.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Bills have officially signed quarterback Matt Barkley.

It sounded like this would happen when Derek Anderson was revealed to be in the concussion protocol, so the former fourth-round pick has a good chance of backing up Nathan Peterman this weekend against the Bears. Barkley could easily end up under center on Sunday, but hopefully Peterman can surprise people.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Bengals have released Matt Barkley with an injury settlement.

Barkley was set to spend at least eight weeks on injured reserve with a knee injury, but he might feel he'll be ready to go and wants to join another team. We'll see what happens with Barkley moving forward.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Bengals placed Matt Barkley (knee) on injured reserve.

This was expected after it was revealed that Barkley is dealing with a Grade 3 MCL sprain. Barkley might be brought off IR at some point this season to be the backup quarterback, but consider his season over at this point.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley suffered a Grade 3 MCL sprain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Barkley was limping badly after suffering the injury in last night's preseason game, and unfortunately it is a serious injury. Barkley was likely to be Cincinnati's number two quarterback, but now he'll likely be headed to injured reserve. The rules allow for two players to return off of IR, so maybe Barkley will be one of those players down the road.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley (knee) is out for the rest of tonight's preseason game.

Barkley was injured in the first quarter against the Colts and has already been ruled out, and he also appeared to be limping pretty good on the sideline Hopefully the injury isn't as bad as it looks, but we should get more information tonight or tomorrow.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Bengals signed quarterback Matt Barkley.

With A.J. McCarron now in Buffalo, Barkley is likely to be Andy Dalton's backup this season. Barkley, who has spent time with the Eagles, Cardinals, Bears, and briefly the 49ers, has history with Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, as Lazor was the quarterbacks coach during Barkley's rookie season in Philadelphia.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The Cardinals officially signed Matt Barkley.

With Drew Stanton looking doubtful to play this week against the Texans, Arizona is bringing in Barkley as a backup if/when Blaine Gabbert has to start. Barkley spent 2015 with the Cardinals after the Eagles traded him before the season, so he has familiarity with the franchise.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley plays well in 49ers' opening preseason game.

Barkley was 10/17 for 168 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He had some opportunities in the red zone, but they couldn't cash in with a touchdown. Moving forward, Barkley might give up some more second-team work to rookie C.J. Beathard, who played very well in his first preseason game.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

The 49ers are signing quarterback Matt Barkley.

Barkley went to Southern Cal, so he'll return close to home. If the 49ers don't add any other quarterbacks in the draft, Barkley should have a legit shot to compete for the starting job with Brian Hoyer.

Matt Barkley throws two picks, catches touchdown in blowout loss.

Barkley was 10/14 for 125 yards and two interceptions, but caught a two-yard touchdown on a trick play as the Bears fell 38-10 to the Vikings. His numbers don't look good (59.7%, 1,611 yards, eight touchdowns and 14 interceptions), but Barkley showed enough to be somebody's #2 in 2017.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley throws five interceptions; Bears lose to Redskins.

Barkley was 24/40 for 323 yards, two touchdowns, and five interceptions against the Redskins. Washington's pass defense obviously played a lot better than they did last Monday night against the Panthers, and Barkley was the victim of the improved play. He should not have been in your fantasy lineup anyway, but it hurts Barkley's chances at competing for the Bears' quarterback job in 2017 after recent talk that the former highly-touted prospect from USC could push to be the Bears' starter.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley was 30/43 for 362 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Bears' 30-27 loss to Green Bay.

Barkley played well in the game, and brought the Bears back from a 27-10 fourth quarter deficit to tie the game before eventually losing on a last-second field goal. He was quickly labeled a bust after making just one start for the Eagles, but Barkley has shown enough this season to be at least a quality backup next season. He'll try to impress again next week against the Redskins.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley impressive again in loss.

Barkley was 20/32 for 212 yards and one touchdown, giving the Bears a 17-13 lead in the 4th quarter before eventually losing 20-17 to the Lions. The Packers improving defense is on deck for Barkley, but he does get Alshon Jeffrey back. Still, he's not a starting option for the fantasy playoffs.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley plays well in Bears win over 49ers.

Barkley was 11/18 for 192 yards. He found guys open in the Niners secondary, especially in the second half. Barkley should not be in your fantasy lineup.

Matt Barkley | Bills QB

Matt Barkley was 28/54 for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Titans.

The touchdowns were Barkley's first in his NFL career. Chicago had a chance at the end of the game to win, but a wide-open receiver dropped a would-be touchdown in the end zone and they couldn't score after that. Barkley averaged just 5.9 yards per attempt, but showed some toughness in the loss. He will try to get his first win next week versus the coach who drafted him, as the Bears take on the Niners. Barkley is only an option in two-quarterback leagues.