Buffalo acquired the 28-year-old quarterback in late October after quarterbacks Josh Allen and Derek Anderson suffered injuries. Barkley earned a start over star-crossed backup Nathan Peterman in Week 10 and showed out in a 41-10 over the New York Jets. The QB completed 60 percent of his passes for 232 yards and two scores in the blowout victory.
Allen returned following the bye, relegating Barkley back to bench. But the journeyman backup apparently did enough to earn an extended stay in Western New York.