Earlier this month, the Cardinals tried to make sure everyone knew they were committed to quarterback Josh Rosen with new coach Kliff Kingsbury declaring Rosen “our guy,” a quote which was sent out by the team’s official Twitter account.
Well, the door to a Rosen trade was busted wide open again on Wednesday. Asked at the NFL Combine if Rosen was the team’s quarterback, Arizona GM Steve Keim said, “He is right now, for sure.”
The Cardinals own the No. 1 pick in the draft after selecting Rosen No. 10 overall last year, and after Kingsbury previously gushed about Kyler Murray, speculation has run rampant that Arizona might consider taking him at the top of the draft.
Clearly Arizona isn’t 100 percent set on Rosen as their quarterback, and if the Giants are interested in Rosen as they search for Eli Manning’s successor, the Cardinals seem like they’d be very willing to talk.
Rosen had 2,278 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions as a rookie while completing 55.2 percent of his passes. He compiled a 3-10 record in 13 starts but is still very young, having turned 22 years old in February.
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday that he thinks Manning can help the Giants win games and that he “want(s) Eli back.”
But will they pass on drafting a quarterback as they did last year when they selected Saquon Barkley at No. 2? This year’s quarterback class isn’t as strong as last year’s, but SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reports that there’s an increased sense of urgency within the Giants about drafting a quarterback, and folks around the NFL think the Giants will take either take Dwayne Haskins in the first round or a different QB early in the second round.