The Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals have completed a trade that involves quarterback Matt Barkley, according to a report from NFL insider Jay Glazer. Glazer reports the Eagles received a conditional late round draft pick in exchange for Barkley.
This trade does not come as a total surprise. Going back to last summer, there were rumors that the Eagles were trying to trade Barkley. The only surprise is that it's hard to believe Barkley had any trade value. Despite being an accomplished player in high school and college, Barkley just never showed much in the NFL.
With Barkley likely out, it seems Tim Tebow (!) is expected to Philadelphia's third string quarterback for the upcoming season. The fact that Barkley, who had spent three years in the Eagles' system, was jettisoned in favor of a guy in Tebow, who had been out of the NFL entirely for the past two years, really tells you all you need to know about the lack of progress Barkley made in Philadelphia.
UPDATE: Here are the conditions of the trade:
Cardinals agreed to trade conditional 7th-rd pick to Eagles for Matt Barkley, per source. Eagles get pick if Barkley on roster for 6 games.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2015
UPDATE: Eagles officially confirm the move.
#Eagles agree to a trade to acquire conditional seventh-round 2016 @NFL Draft pick from Arizona for QB Matt Barkley. pic.twitter.com/fQ8OuIVGVg— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 4, 2015