Matt Barkley: “At the mercy” of NFL makers ahead of Tennessee call


Matt barkley was immersed in action with the Tennessee Titans after the team called to offer a contract. The former USC quarterback announced he signed with the organization on Aug.5 and soon after flew to Tennessee to start working with the head coach. Mike Vrabel’s team.

Join the Titans in the middle of the camp with limited time to learn the offensive coordinator Todd downing system presents challenges, but Barkley has revealed he’s seizing the opportunity.

“I’ve been in this situation before where I had to learn a whole new language within a few weeks,” Barkley said. “[But] the fact that they have already deepened some of their installations is a little more difficult than a one-day installation. But it’s part of the job and you know I accept it.

The 30-year-old entered free agency after spending three seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He spent eight seasons in the NFL and will start his ninth competition for the replacement role behind Titans QB Ryan tannehill. After Barkley didn’t sign this offseason, some wondered if the Southern California native would hang up his boots. However, Barkley revealed he was “at the mercy” of NFL decision makers, awaiting an appeal.

“I’ve been in this situation before where there are only strangers and you are just at the mercy of whoever makes the decisions. But again, it comes with the territory and when your name is called out you have to be good to go.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Barkley and Tennessee struck a one-year deal worth $ 1.1 million.


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