Eagles Sign Matt Barkley; Only Johnson Remains

The Eagles and quarterback Matt Barkley have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Of the eight Eagles 2013 draft choices, only No. 4 overall pick Lane Johnson remains unsigned.

Barkley’s payday likely would have been much larger if he skipped his senior season and entered the draft in 2012. Some projected him to be a top-10 pick that year. Each top-10 pick last season received a signing bonus north of $7 million and a total package of at least $12 million.

“Really now with the new CBA it’s all about that second contract and reaching that point,” Barkley told 97.5 The Fanatic back in May. “And while that’s not the goal — my goal isn’t to make money, it’s to establish myself as a quarterback — and if that all happens, then money shouldn’t be an issue.”

Barkley (6-2, 227) was taken by the Eagles with the 98th overall pick. The 22-year old was the all-time leading passer in both Pac-12 Conference and USC history.