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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Report: Cardinals waited until start of draft to open Josh Rosen negotiations

Josh Rosen

The Arizona Cardinals certainly do not appear to have maximized their timing and potential when it came to trying to trade quarterback Josh Rosen.

According to Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim did not even start taking calls on Rosen until minutes before the draft started, and never came close to getting the first round pick they sought as his trade value began to diminish.

Draft night did not unfold the way the Cardinals would have wanted it to in terms of where quarterbacks went. The New York Giants got their man in Daniel Jones at No. 6, while the Washington Redskins, believed to be a prime suitor for Rosen, were able to stay put at 15 and land Dwayne Haskins. The latter part of the round did not feature a lot of interest in quarterbacks to the point that Drew Lock fell out of the first round entirely.

Now the Cardinals have an unhappy player on their hands, and seem to have botched his trade value. The Kyler Murray era may end up being a success, but it’s off to an inauspicious start in terms of handling of personnel.

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