Matt Barkley gave USC an early Christmas gift after making his announcement on the decision to stay for another season Thursday. The Trojans’ quarterback was a player on the Miami Dolphins’ 2012 NFL Draft board, but now they can cross him off their wish list.
The Miami Dolphins’ chances on finding a long-term franchise quarterback are becoming smaller. Coincidentally, the Dolphins thought Barkley would be the answer to the quarterback position.
He arguably was the most NFL-ready quarterback on the board behind one of the Heisman finalists Stanford’s Andrew Luck. This season, Barkley has recorded 3,528 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, and seven interceptions with the Trojans.
Since we can only fantasize watching the USC combination of running back Reggie Bush and Matt Barkley lead the offensive attack for the Miami Dolphins, the team must look towards drafting former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG III) or trade for Luck. It will be hard in drafting the Heisman trophy winner and Luck since each player would be difficult for team to pass on them.
The USC organization has to have smiles on their faces with Barkley staying. He is an upcoming Heisman in years to come and could potentially lead the team to a BCS championship.