Cardinals GM Treated Josh Rosen Like Complete Garbage Based On Latest Update
One week before the NFL Draft, Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim referred to QB Josh Rosen as a “pro’s pro,” but apparently, that professionalism displayed by Rosen was given to him as the team moved on from him after one year.
The now Dolphins quarterback told Rich Eisen on Tuesday that Keim didn’t even bother to call him the day of the Draft, after they traded him, and in fact, Rosen said he hasn’t talked to Keim in “months.”
“The only thing that really did kind of frustrate me through this whole process was like I still haven’t heard from my old G.M.,” Rosen said on Eisen’s show, via NFL.com. “I hadn’t talked to him for months before. Still haven’t talked to him after. That was kind of frustrating, but for the most part, I’m just ready to put that whole chapter behind me and keep pushing on and playing football.”
Rosen knew absolutely nothing about what would be going on until new Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury phoned him and told him that they would be selecting Kyler Murray the No. 1 overall choice.
“My agent gave me a call about five minutes before saying, ‘Don’t be surprised if this might happen,’” Rosen said. “I was like, ‘Alright, it is what it is. We’ll see how the cards end up falling. But you know I’m going to compete wherever I am.’ So Kliff gave me an actual call a minute before it happened saying that we’re going to draft Kyler. I mean, I have the most respect for Kliff. I don’t slight anyone for making business decisions they think are best for them and their family, but I appreciated how he acted like a man and was very respectful. He was wishing me the best. He called me even the day after the draft wishing me good luck. And I wished him good luck. I even gave Kyler a call, sent him a text that said good luck; I’m wishing you the best.
“But that’s kind of all you can really ask for in this game. People make decisions for whatever reason. But as long as they are men about it, and they respect someone’s career, then I can appreciate that.”
The 22-year-old will now battle it out with veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job.
“Literally [Kingsbury is] like, ‘Hey, so we’re about to draft Kyler. I don’t really know what happens now,’” Rosen said. “And I responded, ‘I don’t really know what happens either.’ But regardless, at least he gave me the courtesy of giving me the call. I love everyone in that building, with the exception of maybe one or two guys there.”