Cardinals source says it’s ‘ludicrous’ to believe team will trade Josh Rosen

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With news that Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will declare for the 2019 NFL Draft, there’s now rumblings about potential landing spots for the Heisman winner.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier on Thursday that the Arizona Cardinals might look to trade 2018 top-10 pick Josh Rosen — replacing him with Murray as the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.

As ridiculous as this report might seem on the surface, Arizona’s decision to hire former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury lends more credence to the idea.

Not so fast.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, one high-ranking Cardinals official called said report “ludicrous,” noting that it’s “not happening.”

Common logic seems to suggest that Arizona hired Kingsbury — a well-respected offensive mind — to work with Rosen moving forward. The entire idea of moving on from Steve Wilks after one season was to find an offensive-minded coach in the desert.

Even then, Murray’s decision to enter the 2019 NFL Draft and potentially give up the multi-million dollar bonus MLB’s Oakland A’s handed him could change the entire dynamic in Nashville this coming April.

He joins Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins as the top two quarterbacks in the class.