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Matt Barkley Takes to Reddit in Defense of His Arm Strength

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Ken ChinSocial Media StaffDecember 21, 2016

Quarterback Matt Barkley has faced questions about his arm strength his entire NFL career, which likely contributed to his fall to the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft before the Philadelphia Eagles picked him up.

Barkley was apparently surfing the Eagles thread on Reddit and came across an article by Jimmy Kempski of that called his arm strength a "concern." So Barkley fired back: 


Easy there Jimmy, you don’t know a thing about that route, the defensive coverage, technique of the wide receiver, the route he was actually running, let alone my maximum velocity arm strength. We can play catch sometime if you want to figure out for yourself how hard I can throw it, just lemme know.

[Reddit, h/t ProFootballTalk]

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