Report: Cardinals could keep Josh Rosen after drafting Kyler Murray
The Arizona Cardinals are likely going to trade Josh Rosen at some point if they decide to draft Kyler Murray, but they are not necessarily in a rush to make that move.
While many have assumed the Cardinals would prefer to trade Rosen before their offseason conditioning program begins next week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they do not consider that any type of deadline. In fact, they may keep Rosen through the draft even if they do take Murray.
From Up to the Minute Live: The #AZCardinals don't view next week as any sort of deadline to trade Josh Rosen (if they even decide to do so) and they could keep 2 QBs for a while if they end up drafting Kyler Murray. pic.twitter.com/Xmh8Id23im
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 3, 2019
Rapoport added that the Cardinals are intent on not giving Rosen away for pennies on the dollar, and they actually think he is better than the other quarterbacks in this year’s draft outside of Murray. He says it would take a “very, very good offer” for them to trade Rosen.
While having both Murray and Rosen on the roster would be no issue financially, Rosen almost certainly would want out if the Cardinals draft the reining Heisman Trophy winner. It would make sense for them to make a trade before the draft so they can acquire a pick in 2019, and it sounds like Arizona has already gotten at least one respectable offer for Rosen. If Kliff Kingsbury wants Murray to be his starter in 2019, trading Rosen prior to the draft would be the quickest way to improve the team.