Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley (2) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Panthers 14-9. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Barkley says he's still in Philadelphia Eagles QB competition

The Philadelphia Eagles are two games in to the preseaseon, but they still do not have a starting quarterback. That leaves one of the most intriguing camp battles still in full force as media members and fans alike wonder who will be the man to lead head coach Chip Kelly’s offense in Week 1 of the regular season.

With no starting quarterback officially being named, Barkley truly believes that he still has a shot to be the man.

“I don’t want to say I’m more so watching as opposed to playing in it,” Barkley said, via ”I’ll still say that until one’s named.”

Barkley has struggled when he’s had a chance to take the field during the preseason and he recognizes that he needs to improve that area of his game.

“You try to complete every ball, and every time that’s not the case,” Barkley said. “You want that to be high, but it’s kind of hard to look at numbers right now. Just looking at the circumstances that you’re put in and whatnot, you want that number to be higher, but I try to look at concepts.”

In all likelihood, Barkley has no shot of winning the starting job.

The Eagles quarterback competition is between Michael Vick and Nick Foles, but you can’t blame Barkley or criticize him for staying optimistic and practicing like he could still enter the season as the team’s No. 1. That mentality will only help him in the long run.

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