Matt Barkley keen to grow during 2013 NFL season

Matt Barkley #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass in the second half against the Carolina Panthers on August 15, 2013
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley says that he is keen to learn during his first year in the NFL.

Matt Barkley has said that he will be looking to grow during his first season in the NFL.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is likely to start the season as the team's third-string QB, after Michael Vick was named as the team's starter last week.

The 22-year-old told the team's website: "Obviously you want to see the field and you want to play, but it's just another opportunity to learn. I've said that before. You just try to grow every day.

"It's just new territory, but it's an opportunity to grow and learn. I've said that before and I'll keep saying it again. I just have to grow and learn as much as I can.

"I'm making sure that I grow and progress to I come back next off-season and feel like I'm steps ahead of where I was. I definitely don't want this to be steps back, so just take every day like it's your job to lose, even if it's not. That's how I look at it."

Barkley was selected in the fourth round of this year's draft.

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