The questions and the posturing will continue, but for now we at least have one idea about what the Arizona Cardinals are thinking.
According to Adam Schefter, the Arizona Cardinals fielded phone calls from at least two teams about the availability of Josh Rosen.
The response they received is that they are, at this time, not willing to move on from Rosen:
1/2 Multiple teams inquired about Josh Rosen’s availability at the combine last week, though Arizona did not give those teams any indication that it is willing to move on from Josh Rosen at this time, according to two league sources who spoke to the Cardinals.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2019
2/2 This doesn’t mean that Arizona won’t wind up shopping Josh Rosen eventually; but it hasn’t to date, as the Cardinals have not responded to the overtures that they’ve received from other teams while they’re going through the draft evaluation process.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2019
This tells us two things:
- The Arizona Cardinals are listening.
- The Arizona Cardinals are not hearing anything that would make them make the move from Josh Rosen at this point.
That’s been the whole thing with the rumors on Kyler Murray. The Cardinals will listen to offers not only for Rosen, but de facto offers for Kyler Murray or Nick Bosa or any other player.
Yet, the offers need to move them... Literally.
Thus far, the Cardinals have received overtures, but they haven’t received anything resembling something worth moving on from Rosen for.
Which, makes you assume that the third round price tag that was thrown around is likely what was being offered, more so than anything close to what the Cardinals would take.