Ever since Kyler Murray made it abundantly clear he’s choosing the NFL over MLB, there’s been a ton of chatter that he could be drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. It makes some sense, because he’s a perfect trigger man for Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid offense.
However, roughly 24 hours after all the Murray-to-Cardinals chatter started rumbling, Kingsbury made it clear speaking with media that “Josh is our guy” in Arizona.
The Cardinals put together a slick bit of media to share on Twitter roughly an hour after Kingsbury’s statement.
Y’all are having fun with speculation, but… pic.twitter.com/dy4NbJ82iB
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 12, 2019
Well, here’s the thing: Nobody’s buying it.
It didn’t take long for most of NFL Twitter to chime in with what really amounts to a mountain of eye-rolls.
Remember that if a coach or front office member says something before the draft, it's always true and 100% written into law. https://t.co/DvaqvDGeBu
— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) February 12, 2019
You can choose to believe it or not to believe it, but the Cardinals are going all in to make everyone believe it. https://t.co/Qq4YiQNgMa
— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) February 12, 2019
It’s really gonna be hilarious when y’all trade him and draft Murray. https://t.co/Wtol3MveY7
— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) February 12, 2019
“I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.” -Nick Saban https://t.co/PpZl8gK62T
— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) February 12, 2019
The Colts are pleased to announce Josh McDaniels as their next head coach! https://t.co/VkMANO9j8E
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) February 12, 2019
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) February 12, 2019
So yeah, it was a good thing that Arizona got in front of this. Only, when your head coach is on record saying he’d take Murray No. 1 overall just a few months ago, it’s a tough sell.