What I saw from Barrett was a passer. They can say "distributor" or whatever, but he anticipated receiver locations and led them with the ball. On the second possession of the game he threw to Wilson. 20 yds downfield in the middle. where he was going to be, not where he was. It was great to see.
First down throws worked very well for him - I'd like to see Herman use 1st down throws to create a tendency for opposing defenses to set up 1st down runs.