Josh Rosen landed on the trade block only after the Arizona Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday.
According to reports, the Cardinals took their decision down to the wire Thursday night and kept all options open in the event a trade offer or motivation to move another direction arrived.
MMQB.com reported the Cardinals were firm with their asking price of a first-round pick, and found little interest.
It’s possible the team will accept a second-round pick Friday as teams with needs at the position — namely the New York Giants and Washington Redskins — filled vacancies in the first round. The Miami Dolphins are thought to be interested in Rosen, but Arizona would appear to have lost leverage by overplaying the waiting game.
Rosen unfollowed the Cardinals on social media not long after general manager Steve Keim phoned in the official pick of Murray on Thursday.
If Rosen is moved as expected, the Cardinals will be sitting on more than $16 million in dead money for 2018 contracts handed to Sam Bradford, Mike Glennon and Rosen, the 10th pick in the 2018 draft.
When Rosen was selected last April, he vowed to make the “nine mistakes made in front of me” pay. But if the Dolphins decide to stand pat with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rosen could remain on Arizona’s payroll into summer, when the Cardinals would seem to have even less leverage for a trade barring an injury to another team’s starting quarterback.
–Field Level Media