Plenty of teams have had quarterback controversies. The Eagles are the first with a quarterback controversy controversy, with the locker room divided not over who the quarterback should be but when the head coach should let them all know.
The only thing of which we’re reasonably certain is that, eventually, the one guy who isn’t considered to be a serious candidate likely will be the one who eventually has the job.
Rookie Matt Barkley, who entered the season as a potential first-round pick and who fell to round four due to ineffectiveness and injury, has agreed to terms on his rookie deal. The team announced the transaction on Thursday.
The deal leaves only tackle Lane Johnson, the fourth overall pick in the draft, without a contract. The Eagles are expected to try to insert offset language in Johnson’s deal, which could set the stage for a possible holdout.
Barkley will be No. 3 on the depth chart behind Mike Vick and Nick Foles. Unless, of course, the Eagles decide to get rid of whoever doesn’t get the starting job and let Barkley be the primary backup.
Which would be called a post-quarterback controversy controversy.