Patriots reportedly interested in Josh Rosen
The Arizona Cardinals are undoubtedly going to trade Josh Rosen if they have decided they are taking Kyler Murray with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft, and the former UCLA star has reportedly drawn interest from multiple teams. One of them is the defending Super Bowl champion.
Joel Klatt of FOX Sports said in an appearance on “UNDISPUTED” Wednesday that the New England Patriots are one of three teams that have expressed some level of interest in acquiring Rosen. The other two are the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers, and one of the teams has offered a second-round pick.
"There are 3 teams that I have heard and I know are very interested in Josh Rosen: New England, the New York Giants, and the LA Chargers. One of those have already offered a 2nd-round pick. … Arizona is waiting for a 1st — I don't think they'll get it." — @joelklatt pic.twitter.com/nVC17lGsyJ
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) March 27, 2019
Klatt says the Cardinals are waiting to see if anyone offers a first-rounder for Rosen, but that seems unlikely to happen. A previous report claimed they were seeking at least a second-round pick for him, so it’s possible Arizona is just aiming high.
New England would be an intriguing landing spot for Rosen, who is still just 22 and could afford to ride the bench until Tom Brady retires. The Patriots happen to have six picks in the first six rounds of the upcoming draft, two of which are second-rounders. It’s more likely that they would offer the Cardinals one of their three-third round picks, and that might not be enough to get it done.
The Cardinals insist they don’t know what they are doing with the No. 1 pick in the draft, but that could be more about trying to preserve Rosen’s trade value. All signs continue to point to them taking Murray.