Mercury- Early arrivals for the Cardinals' game against the Bengals in Glendale, Ariz., saw something a little unexpected — Arizona backup quarterback Matt Barkley running around the field in his underwear and not much else.
Barkley lost this week's accuracy contest between Cardinals' quarterbacks, AZcentral.com said, and making the grand tour in his skivvies was the price of losing.
He had to run out and do a little dance at midfield while wearing a trash bag as a vest and two Gatorade towels as chaps.
That's okay, you don't have to be too proud to admit it, I completely forgot that Matt Barkley was still in the NFL too. That's why this bet that he willingly entered into, and ended up losing, was a genius PR move. We are talking about Matt Barkley here. The same guy that was once on a depth chart BEHIND Tim Tebow. When that guy enters an accuracy contest he is essentially just choosing to do whatever the decided upon punishment is. It's like betting Usain Bolt $100 you could beat him in a race. You might as well just give him the money before the race starts so you don't have to go and catch up to him after he burns you by the length of a football field. Matt Barkley stood no chance of not finishing dead last in that competition, and that's why I respect him for entering it. He just bought himself at least another half season of myself, and others, realizing that he is still alive. That's a huge accomplishment for any career backup. Untalented white quarterbacks can make a career out of holding a clipboard if the right people know that they still exist. Not only was he able to remind them, but he made it look like he "had to do it". Psssh, you ain't fooling me Matt. You know Matt Barkley has been dying to run onto a field half naked and scream "remember me!" since he caught on in the NFL. I'm about 99% sure he was the one that came up with the stipulations of this bet in the first place. Probably conjured it up as soon as he saw his fellow backup become a viral sensation for getting down on the sidelines last week. Can't just be the only Cardinals quarterback not known for anything (except sucking at quarterback). That wouldn't bode well for NFL longevity. Don't tell me these things happening a week apart is a coincidence...