With trade rumors spiraling around the possibility of Josh Rosen being on the move, the Arizona Cardinals were quick to deny those reports.
The speculation of Kyler Murray entering the draft has many people wondering if the Cardinals would select the Oklahoma quarterback and trade Rosen. However, at this time, Arizona isn't in favor of that course of action.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Cardinals have absolutely no interest in trading the 21-year-old quarterback who was drafted out of UCLA. They will stick to the original plan and address their needs at other positions on their roster with the first overall pick in this year's draft.
The Murrary to the Cardinals speculation began when reports started coming out that he was considering entering the NFL draft, which has most teams excited after Murray has stated in the past that he would prefer to stick with baseball.
Then there was the whole interview with the new head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, about choosing Murray if he had the first-overall pick, which he has now. With Kingsbury now the head coach, he will likely have a say in who they choose with their first-overall pick.
Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report that the Cardinals might have interest in trading away Rosen, which is what has caused all the speculation as to where he could be traded to, and what the Cardinals would receive in return.
If the Cardinals were to put Rosen on the trading block, he would likely garner them a big return. In 14 games last season, he recorded 2278 passing yards, 11 touchdowns along with averaging 162.7 passing yards per game.
There are also many teams that are in need of a young quarterback to build their offense around. Namely the New York Giants and potentially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both teams could send players that would fast-track the Cardinals rebuild.
However, the Cardinals have decided that Rosen is their future, and they don't want to replace him with Murray. Even though Kingsbury has stated in the past that he thinks Murray is going to be the next great quarterback in the NFL.
What This Means
The Cardinals could receive a massive return if they decided to trade Rosen and bring in Murray with the first-overall pick. They could even potentially receive a top-receiver like Odell Beckham from the Giants.
Regardless, they seem to be confident with what they saw from Rosen in the 14 games that he appeared in last season. So, it seems that Kingsbury won't get his wish with selecting Murray with the first pick in the upcoming draft.