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Matt Barkley

#3 QB,


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32 yrs


6'2'' / 234 lbs



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Signs with Jacksonville

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-26

Jacksonville signed Barkley to its active roster from the Giants' practice squad Tuesday.

In a corresponding move, the Jaguars placed safety Daniel Thomas on their injured reserve list Tuesday. With Trevor Lawrence dealing with an AC joint sprain, Barkley could be in line to play a backup role as early as Sunday.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Outdoor 2 04.164th820.50.546.286.254%50%19-20.0
Away Outdoor 3 00.394th110.0062.571.475%0%6-10.0

Career Stats by Season: 2013 to 2020

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2013 23 PHI 3 0 2 61st49303000461.244.62-207.367%17%-65%10%25%
2014 24 PHI 1 0 0 70th100000.039.630000%0%-0%0%100%
2016 26 CHI 7 6 72 34th2161291,61181459.768.37208.468%30%-74%14%12%
2018 28 BUF 1 1 17 49th25152322060.0117.43-2010.360%60%-88%4%4%
2019 29 BUF 2 0 6 57th51273590352.9512-407.563%43%18%59%20%20%
2020 30 BUF 5 0 9 61st21111971152.480.96-6012.962%50%25%67%14%19%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Returns to New York

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-06

Barkley signed with the Giants' practice squad Wednesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Barkley was waived from the team's 53-man roster Monday due to the expected return of Tyrod Taylor (ribs), but the USC product will ultimately remain with the franchise as a member of their practice squad.

Gets waived by Giants

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-04

The Giants waived Barkley on Monday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

With Tyrod Taylor (ribs) expected to return from the injured reserve list soon, per Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, the Giants decided to part ways with Barkley. He's now set to become a free agent unless he's claimed by another team during the current waiver period.

Backing up DeVito

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

Barkley will back up starter Tommy DeVito this Sunday at Dallas,'s Jordan Raanan reports.

It won't be surprising if Barkley eventually makes starts, but the Giants will give DeVito the first shot after losing Daniel Jones (ACL) to a season-ending injury. Tyrod Taylor (ribs) is on injured reserve and will miss at least three more games, leaving DeVito and the recently signed Barkley as the healthy QBs on the roster.

Joins active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

The Giants are signing Barkley to the active roster from the practice squad Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Barkley takes up the roster spot opened up by Daniel Jones (knee) being placed on IR. It's no surprise to see Barkley join New York's 53-man roster, as following Jones' season-ending injury, and with Tyrod Taylor (ribs) also on short-term IR, Tommy DeVito was previously the only healthy QB on the roster. It seems likely that DeVito will start versus the Cowboys on Sunday, but it wouldn't be shocking if the Giants' situation under center fluctuates down the stretch.

Heads to Giants

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-31

The Giants signed Barkley to their practice squad Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Barkley was let go from the Bills' practice squad on Sept. 1 after sustaining an elbow injury during the preseason. With Tyrod Taylor (ribs) knocked out of Sunday's 13-10 overtime loss to the Jets and Daniel Jones (neck) cleared for contact, the Giants signed Tommy DeVito to their active roster Tuesday and added Barkley to their practice squad as insurance in case Jones or Taylor are unable to suit up.

Tries out with Giants

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-16

Barkley (elbow) worked out with the Giants on Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.

Barkley has seemingly recovered from an elbow injury that resulted in the Bills releasing him from injured reserve in September. The Giants are currently shorthanded at quarterback with Daniel Jones still dealing with a neck injury, and Barkley could now have the opportunity to reunite with head coach Brian Daboll who coached the 33-year-old in Buffalo.

Reaches injury settlement

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-01

Barkley (elbow) was released after he reached an injury settlement with the Bills on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Barkley was set to spend the 2023 season on Buffalo's injured reserve, but he will now be free to sign elsewhere. The quarterback has not appeared in a game since 2020, though that won't likely impact his ability to find another suitor in the near future.

Placed on IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

Buffalo placed Barkley (elbow) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Barkley suffered an elbow injury during a preseason contest against Pittsburgh on Aug. 19, and he was never able to return to practice. The veteran quarterback entered training camp expected to battle Kyle Allen for a backup role behind Josh Allen, but Barkley is now slated to miss the 2023 campaign.

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