Some team is going to get a franchise quarterback at a major discount. With the Arizona Cardinals reportedly likely to select Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the team looks set to move off of 2018 No. 10 pick Josh Rosen.
While several teams are reportedly willing to send them a second-round pick, Arizona is holding out for a first-rounder.
An AFC executive told @nfldraftscout the Cardinals have gotten at least two offers for Josh Rosen but they want to “save face,” holding out for a first-rounder.— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) April 5, 2019
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That is not an indictment on Rosen. It's a testament to how inept the Cardinals' upper management is. How do the Cardinals think they are going to get a near identical return on their investment, especially after throwing Rosen into the fire last year with a putrid offense?
Rosen made some lemonade out of the lemons he was given as a rookie. With poor coaches, receivers, and an outdated offensive scheme, literally NO rookie could have been successful in that scheme.
When you watch Josh Rosen's rookie season and sift through the kind of schematic garbage that should get an entire staff fired, there are anticipation throws, calm second and third reads under pressure, successful audibles, advanced playfakes... this guy has a ton of potential.— Doug Farrar (@NFL_DougFarrar) April 2, 2019
Rosen could easily be worth a first-round pick, but they have been so public in their interest in Murray that Rosen's value has depreciated with each coming day. If Rosen was being offered to these teams without them explicitly heaping praise on Murray, his value could have been much higher.
Wow! I’m hearing the #Cardinals and #Redskins are close to a deal for Josh Rosen, but unlikely to announce it until we’re closer to the draft.— All Pro Analytics (@AllProAnalytics) April 4, 2019
Offer currently in Redskins court:
- Redskins receive Rosen
- Cards receive ‘19 2nd & ‘20 3rd#NFLDraft
Rosen will likely make some other team VERY happy, while the Cardinals will probably have to be content with a Day 2 pick in return. Ever wonder why Arizona has only made the playoffs 11 times since 1920? This is why. The Bidwell family and GM Steve Keim aren't very good at this.