PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have traded quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals, clearing a roster spot for Tim Tebow.
Arizona sent a conditional seventh-round draft pick to Philadelphia for Barkley. He’ll provide depth behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. Logan Thomas and rookie Phillip Sims were competing for the No. 3 job.
Tebow outplayed Barkley in the preseason and appears to have locked up the No. 3 job behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.
Tebow signed with the Eagles in March. He last played in the regular season in 2012 with the New York Jets.
Barkley was a fourth-round pick in 2013. He completed 30 of 50 passes for 300 yards and four interceptions in four games.
Barkley is the all-time leading passer in Pac-12 Conference and USC history. He had 12,327 passing yards and 116 touchdowns for the Trojans.