Texans Reportedly Tried To Trade For Eagles’ Backup QB Matt Barkley



Lance Zierlein of the TheSidelineView, citing two sources, reports that the Houston Texans actually targeted Eagles backup QB Matt Barkley before they traded for Ryan Mallett. 

Jimmy Kempski reported last week that the Eagles are open to trading Barkley and “not just in that “open to trading anyone for right offer” way.”

The Eagles used a fourth-round pick on Barkley last year after he wound up going much later than some draft experts expected him to. Since entering the NFL, Barkley hasn’t done much to convince skeptics that they were wrong about him.

Barkley, 23, still has three years remaining on his four-year, $2.739 million contract. He’ll make a base salary of $500,000 for the upcoming season to go along with $592,500 in 2015 and another $685,000 in 2016.

Last year, Barkley appeared in three games and completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 300 yards and four interceptions.

There’s still a chance that Barkley could be moved before this year’s trade deadline, but we’ll have to see if anyone is willing to part with even a late-round pick in return for him.

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