The best way to diffuse a rumor on the internet? Ignore it, let it fester and then move on.
You see, rumors get started typically based on something. In this case it is the college crush new Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury had on now NFL prospect Kyler Murray.
Kingsbury said as much while he was at Texas Tech.
That rumor begets another rumor, begetting more rumors and soon you see it spread.
The Cardinals didn’t need to be interested in Kyler Murray or talk about their interest in Murray because it is simple... They have the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. If they want Murray, they take him.
This is not to say that the Cardinals are not in on Josh Rosen as the teams quarterback, or that they should be looking to move on from Rosen, but if they as an organization want Murray, they can just take him. There’s nothing more to it.
The reality is that rumors are there all the time and most of the time there is truth to them.
The Cardinals allegedly, according to Blake Bortles agent on the ESPN Path to the Draft, were going to move up for him in 2014.
Paxton Lynch was going to be the pick in 2016 before the Denver Broncos saved the Cardinals from themselves and moved up to draft him.
The Cardinals and Broncos had a deal in place for the Cardinals to move up to the fifth pick in 2018 to draft Josh Allen until Bradley Chubb fell to the Broncos and they decided to keep the pick.
All of that is to say, there may be someone, maybe it is even Kliff Kingsbury, who would like Kyler Murray as the first pick... But there’s literally no need to talk about.
Refuting it or otherwise doesn’t make a lick of sense.
Again, the Cardinals own the first pick in the draft.
They can start shopping Rosen now if they truly wanted Murray, there is nothing stopping them.
They control the draft from that sense.
Of course, at least the Cardinals are being talked about around the league, so let’s just embrace the chaos.