​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. 

​​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 With poor coaches, receivers, and an outdated offensive scheme, literally NO rookie could have been successful in that scheme. 

​​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. 

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.