So much for Josh Rosen being the Cardinals’ guy.
In mid-February, the Arizona Cardinals sent out this tweet.
Y’all are having fun with speculation, but... pic.twitter.com/dy4NbJ82iB— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 12, 2019
Yet, that didn’t stop Kingsbury and the Cardinals from picking Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray with the first overall pick yesterday.
Rosen has been rumored as a target for multiple teams since Kingsbury took over as Arizona’s head coach after a really brief stint as the Southern Cal offensive coordinator.
Yet, after Murray was selected yesterday, the New York Football Giants chose Daniel Jones from Duke. Then, the Redskins took Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State.
In today’s second round, the Denver Broncos chose Drew Lock from Missouri.
With the draft results drying up the quarterback trade market, the Cardinals accepted an offer from the Miami Dolphins. Arizona receives the 30th pick of the second round in this year’s draft and a fifth-rounder in next year’s draft and the Dolphins get Rosen.
Interestingly, this means that, now, the Dolphins have both Luke Falk, who went to Washington State, and Rosen on their roster. In Miami, Rosen will be tutored by the Dolphins’ new quarterback coach Jim Caldwell. Meanwhile, Rosen will now get to work with the worst head coach in UCLA football history because Karl Dorrell was hired in February as the Dolphins’ receivers coach.
How crazy was Arizona’s decision to trade Rosen and draft Murray? The Cardinals just became the first team to trade a first-round QB after he had been with the team for just one season since the common draft era began in 1970.
Somebody might want to tell the Cardinals that one of their problems is their offensive line rather than quarterback.
Good luck in Miami, Josh!