It seemed impossible.
Maybe not impossible, but at least improbable that the Arizona Cardinals would, for the second time in two seasons, draft a quarterback in the first round, but Steve Keim and company knew that their best player was Kyler Murray.
Keim: "I'm not going to lie. I didn't want to watch the tape" on Murray, because he didn't want to fall in love with a player who played same position as 2018 first-round pick in Rosen. But more he studied Murray, more he was convinced Cardinals needed to take him.— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) April 26, 2019
It was a tough decision to make, especially when you consider that Josh Rosen is sitting on a roster that lacks talent.
Yet, top talent, especially at the most important position in sports, always is a trump card.
Now, the question is what happens with Josh Rosen.
The Cardinals have taken calls, but they don’t feel like it is a rush or a priority to jettison Josh.
Keim said the Cards did field calls asking about Rosen.— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) April 26, 2019
The Cardinals saw a unique talent at the top of the draft and are taking a big gamble.
Yet, it jives with the entire offseason.
Firing a first time head coach after one season, hiring a college coach with a losing record, why not double down on quarterbacks and see what sticks.
It’s a unique and different approach, but at the same time, it is something the Cardinals felt convicted to do, and that should be all we need to hear, for now.