After his first day on the practice field at rookie minicamp, Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley heard the question he’s been hearing since he was drafted: Is he a fit in Chip Kelly’s offense?
Barkley said that whether Kelly runs an offense like he ran at Oregon, or whether Kelly changes his schemes in the NFL, Barkley will find a way to make it work.
“You know, I’ll make it fit,” Barkley said, via CSNPhilly.com. “It doesn’t matter what plays we run, I’m going to find a way to help this team out, and I know Coach Kelly has a way of working things out as well in terms of how he schemes and how he calls plays, so I’m not worried. I’m just worried about the here and now and what I can do right now.”
Although Barkley is third on the depth chart behind Michael Vick and Nick Foles, he said he expects to compete to start in Week One.
“I’ll get to know those guys, and I’m sure from what I’ve heard they are outstanding men, but you come in knowing that you have a job and they’re trying to take that job as well, so it’s competition, you know. Competing is what it’s all about,” Barkley said.
And Barkley believes he can compete in any offense.