Just a year ago, USC quarterback Matt Barkley would have been in a tough competition with Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III for the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
He made the decision to return for his senior year of college, where the Trojans were expected to compete for a national title and Barkley had Heisman expectations surrounding him. A poor year ultimately cost him three rounds (and millions of dollars) in the draft, as he was grabbed by the Eagles with the first pick of the fourth round.
To say that Barkley is an interesting fit for Chip Kelly's offense is a massive understatement. This is a shocking development, as it clearly shows that Kelly does not need a running quarterback to succeed in the National Football League.