Matt Barkley’s career, which began very promisingly, did not meet the expectations that American football fans had of him after seeing him break several records during his college football career. He is currently employed as a quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals and has played in his professional career for other National Football League (NFL) teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, who drafted him for the 2013 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals, where he played a double, the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers.
Matt Barkley’s Biography
Matthew Montgomery Barkley is the birth name of Matt Barkley, who was born on September 8, 1990, in Newport Beach, California. His father, Les Barkley, is the owner of an insurance company, his mother, Beverly Barkley. Matt is not an only child, as he has two siblings named Sam and Lainy Barkley. His soccer potential began to unfold when he was a young boy and he unleashed it in high school.
Barkley attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana and played soccer to the fullest. He was the first player since Todd Marinovich, who started as a quarterback for the school in his freshman year. In his junior year, Barkley won the “Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year” award. In the same year 2007, he was also named Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year. In his high school football career, he dominated the rankings for passing yards, not only in his high school but also throughout Orange County by the time he graduated in 2008.
After being ranked a five-star recruit by some of the country’s sports websites, Matt Barkley chose the University of Southern California (USC), although many thought he would go to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He chose USC because he had enrolled in school the year before – a decision influenced by his family, who had an affinity for college – his father attended USC and played water polo.
Between 2009 and 2012, he played as a quarterback for the USC Trojans for four years. Even when it was thought that Barkley would declare 2012 for the NFL Draft, he decided to stay on the team in his senior year and informed his then coach by giving him a Christmas gift with the words “One More Year” written on it.
After graduating from college, Matt Barkley was called up for the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft and was ranked 98th by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the third quarterback on the team and was also third in the pecking order behind Nick Foles and Michael Vick. His first experience with NFL action came in the game against the Dallas Cowboys, where he replaced Nick Foles, who had to leave the field due to injury. He joined the Chicago Bears in 2016 after a short stint at the Arizona Cardinals in 2015. He is currently on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster after signing a two-year contract in 2018. This was after he joined the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 and had an inactive season on his second assignment with the Cardinals in the same year – 2017.
Salary and Net Worth
After signing a two-year contract with the Bengalis of Cincinnati. Matt Barkley has kept his career afloat. He currently earns a base salary of approximately $1 million from his $3.1 million contracts, which included a signing bonus of $250,000. His current net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Who is Matt Barkley’s Wife?
Matt Barkley is married to Brittany Langdon, who, like her husband, is an athlete. She was a college soccer player for Seattle Pacific University, where she excelled as a midfielder until her soccer career was interrupted by injuries. The quarterback and his wife, Brittany Langdon, began their relationship in high school, and they have maintained their relationship ever since until they finally formed the Covenant for Life in 2013.
Actually, they have been friends since pre-school and now have a child of their own. After announcing on Twitter that they were expecting a child in 2014, the nice couple welcomed their first child, a boy named John Barkley, in June 2015. They have another son, but details about him are not available.
Other Facts About Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley is a tall man with a perfect height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), and his gallant height is supported by a proportionate weight of 227 lbs (103 kg). He is said to maintain a healthy exercise routine and pay attention to his diet. He has blond, light brown, and brown eyes.
Barkley is a Christian and is not afraid to talk about his faith whenever the opportunity arises.
He has also been involved in charity and philanthropy. In 2008, Barkley traveled to Africa for Christmas with his wife and friends to visit an orphanage in South Africa. He has also visited Nigeria and Haiti (2010 and 2012 respectively) for various charities.