Bills sign Matt Barkley through 2020

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Buffalo Bills have signed backup quarterback Matt Barkley to a contract extension on Friday afternoon. He is now signed through the 2020 season.

He signed with the Bills on October 31st, 2018. Then on November 11th against the New York Jets, he received the start in place of injured rookie Josh Allen.

Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Matt Barkley hands off the ball to teammate Brian Hill against the Buffalo Bills
Matt Barkley hands off the ball to teammate Brian Hill against the Buffalo Bills (Getty Images)

Barkley went 15 of 25 for 232 yards in the 41-10 win over the Jets. This was his first start since the 2016 season with the Chicago Bears.

“Let’s Go Buffalo!!!,” Barkley wrote on Twitter. “I’m here for a little longer and couldn’t be more excited! There’s great things in store for this team, and I’m pumped to be a part of it #GoBills”⁠ ⁠

The 28-year-old Newport Beach, California native spent spent the first part of 2018 with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Prior to signing with the Bengals, he spent the 2017 season with the Arizona Cardinals. He also spent the 2016 season with the Chicago Bears.

He was with the Arizona Cardinals during the 2015 season. He spent his first two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and 2014.

He was a fourth-round draft pick by the Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft.

As an NFL quarterback, he is 2-5 in seven starts and 12 appearances overall. He has gone 174 of 291 for 2,143 yards, including 10 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

With the Bears, he has gone 1-5 in six starts with seven appearances. He went 129 for 216 for 1,6111 yards, including eight touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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