The City of Brotherly Love will not be as loving when the Philadelphia Eagles make their final roster cuts to achieve their 53-man roster, and one person that could fall victim at the quarterback position is not Tim Tebow, but Matt Barkley.
The quarterback from USC was once projected as a first rounder, but now could lose his place at the Eagles to a player who hasn't made a regular season appearance since 2012 with the New York Jets.
We wouldn't be talking about this situation if the other player in question wasn't Tebow. However, it is which means a lot of people are wondering why on earth a former projected first rounder is struggling to cement a roster spot against a quarterback that struggles to complete a pass for over 20-yards.
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The main reason for Barkley's possible departure from the Eagles, funny enough, may be because of his lack of arm strength.
Whilst we've already covered the problems of Tebow's arm strength, Barkley has been going through problems. A shoulder injury which initially affected his draft selection has also had a lasting effect during his time in the NFL as well.
Barkley said earlier this week according to Philly.com: "Overall, my arm strength is: I'm not even thinking about throwing the ball. Whereas in years past because of pain [from] that injury I was adjusting to certain areas."
Kelly said on Tuesday about Barkley: "I think Matt can make all of the throws in this offense. It's just about getting acclimated, decision making, and he's done a really nice job of it. I think he's better now than when we first got him."
Barkley will have one final opportunity to prove his worth and earn himself a roster spot at the Eagles when they play against the Jets in their final preseason game this Thursday.
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