Josh Rosen was first one in building for Cardinals’ offseason program
The Arizona Cardinals may end up trading Josh Rosen at some point between now and the first day of the NFL Draft, but the quarterback is doing everything he can to prove the rumors will not deter him from working hard.
The Cardinals began their offseason conditioning program on Monday, and Rosen was in attendance as expected. Not only that, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that he was the first player to report to the team’s facility.
The #AZCardinals offseason conditioning program begins today, and not only is QB Josh Rosen in the building… he was the first guy in the building for new coach Kliff Kingsbury.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2019
The Cardinals insist they have not yet decided what to do with the No. 1 overall pick, but most people are convinced they are going to draft Kyler Murray. If and when that happens, Rosen likely would have no interest in sticking around. We’ve already heard multiple teams linked to Rosen if the Cardinals do decide to trade him, and it makes sense that they are not stating their intentions with Murray. If teams know the Cards intend to draft Murray, they would probably try to low-ball them with offers for Rosen.
From Rosen’s standpoint, showing up to work despite the trade speculation is a good way of showing other teams he is a professional who is committed to improving in 2019. That bodes well for his chances of earning a starting job elsewhere if Arizona does move on from him.