Cecil Lammey, who writes for ESPN Denver and Footballguys.com, has been posting some really good Matt Barkley stats on Twitter. Here goes:
since start of 2011 season Matt Barkley threw 24TDs of 20 or more yards, with only 2INTs on throws of such distance
when Matt Barkley did miss on deep passes he was 4X more likely to overthrow his target than underthrow him 40.8% completion 20+ yds
by comparison, Andrew Luck in L2Y of college had 43.1% comp on passes 20+ yds (13TD, 5INT), RG3 38.2% comp (33TD, 5INT)
Matt Barkley completed over 65% of his passes w/23TDs 3INTs when outside the pocket in his career, incl 16TDs on designed roll outs
For his career, Matt Barkley threw 44TDs and 6INTs when opponents blitzed, quick decisions key in Chip Kelly system
Those are some interesting numbers. Barkley really is an odd 4th round QB. It is going to be interesting to see how he does/doesn’t pan out in the NFL.
h/t to https://twitter.com/shlynch