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Can Barkley Make Immediate Impact?

The Eagles drafted Matt Barkley in the fourth round of the draft

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Can Barkley Make Immediate Impact?

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There’s still no word as to who will be playing quarterback for new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly this season. In voluntary offseason workouts, veteran Michael Vick and second-year man Nick Foles have reportedly split reps with the first team down the middle. Then, Philly went and drafted Matt Barkley out of USC in the fourth round of the draft.

And Barkley, for one, believes he can come in and make an immediate impact.

“I don’t exactly know what type of system it is going to be. I probably have similar questions that you do,” Barkley told 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, via ProFootballTalk.com. “Once we get into rookie camp next week I’ll have a better idea. But in terms of what style of quarterback he needs, I have heard him say multiple times both to the public and to me personally that he is going to make the personnel he has fit in the system.

“So without a doubt I have confidence that I can come in right away and make an impact, or just help the team in whatever way I can. I don’t think it matters what people say about me and what type of quarterback I am, I think Coach Kelly will make it work.”

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