34 Facts About Matt Barkley

1. Matt Barkley joined the Bills 11 days ago, which is not a long time—for perspective, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande reportedly called off their engagement 28 days ago.

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2. Matt Barkley gets the nod over Nate Peterman, who's tossed 7 picks—vs 1 TD—on just 49 attempts.

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3. Matt Barkley is suddenly in the mix to start against the New York Jets on Sunday, some 10 days after Buffalo signed.

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4. Matt Barkley gets the nod instead of turnover-prone Nathan Peterman despite having just two weeks of practice experience.

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5. Matt Barkley is suddenly in the mix to start against the New York Jets on Sunday, some 10 days.

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6. Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley will start on Sunday in the team's Week 10 game against the New York Jets.

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7. Matt Barkley was bottled up in the running game coming in Atlanta's past five games.

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8. Matt Barkley signed with the Bills last week as an emergency backup to Nate Peterman.

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9. Matt Barkley gets the nod instead of turnover-prone Nathan Peterman despite having just two.

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10. Matt Barkley was actually the starting quarterback for the Bills in Week 10.

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11. Matt Barkley will make his first start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills when they visit the New York Jets on Sunday.

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12. Matt Barkley will start under center instead for Buffalo, the team announced Saturday.

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13. Matt Barkley is suddenly in the mix to start against the New York Jets on Sunday, some.

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14. Matt Barkley made his first start in two years to lead the Bills over the Jets.

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15. Matt Barkley proved to be an immediate upgrade over Nathan Peterman, hitting Robert Foster for a 47-yard gain on the game's first play.

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16. Matt Barkley was announced Saturday as the Bills' starter after the team ruled out rookie first-round quarterback.

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17. Matt Barkley married his high school sweetheart Brittany Langdon, a year after he graduated USC, in July 2013.

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18. On October 31, 2018, Matt Barkley was signed by the Buffalo Bills.

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19. Matt Barkley was released on September 12, 2018 with an injury settlement.

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20. On March 17, 2018, Matt Barkley signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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21. On November 13, 2017, Matt Barkley re-signed with the Cardinals due to Drew Stanton possibly missing playing time as a result of a knee sprain.

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22. On March 10, 2017, Matt Barkley signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

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23. Matt Barkley was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on September 4, 2016.

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24. On September 3, 2016, Matt Barkley was released by the Cardinals.

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25. In that game, Matt Barkley completed 11 of his 20 pass attempts for 129 yards and threw 3 interceptions.

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26. Matt Barkley announced his return to USC in his own unique way by giving Coach Kiffin a homemade ornament for Christmas with a picture of them at the Colorado game, but on the back revealing the text "One more year.

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27. Matt Barkley had the 6th most votes for the Heisman Trophy.

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28. Matt Barkley began 2011 by setting the USC single-game record for completions with 34 against Minnesota.

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29. Matt Barkley said, "I'm just trying to be as perfect as I can be.

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30. Matt Barkley contributed 5 passing touchdowns on 17-of-23 passing for 257 yards.

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31. Matt Barkley finished his Mater Dei High School career as the all-time passing yardage leader in Orange County, surpassing the record set by Todd Marinovich in 1987.

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32. Matt Barkley was rated as the top prospect in the nation for the Class of 2009 by ESPN.

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33. Matt Barkley won the 2007 Glenn Davis Award, given to the best high school football player in Southern California, and the inaugural Joe Montana Award as the nation's top high school quarterback.

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34. Matt Barkley was named 2007 football Gatorade National Player of the Year, and then the 2007 Gatorade national male athlete of the year, becoming the first non-senior to win both awards.

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