There seems to be a quarterback carousel in every NFL offseason and the Arizona Cardinals hope they are not part of it all.
The Cardinals made huge waves when the team drafted first-round picks Josh Rosen and Kyler Murray in back-to-back seasons in 2018 and 2019. It’s clear that they made the correct decision.
Arizona doesn’t want to part ways with their QB, but unfortunately, the 24-year-old quarterback has been the talk of the NFL ever since the Pro Bowl. Earlier this month, it was uncovered by Cardinals reporter Johnny Venerable that Murray scrubbed all but two posts on Instagram— one from the Pro Bowl and another from his days at Oklahoma.
One NFL writer thinks they should deal the former Offensive Rookie of the Year. NFL Media’s Adam Rank published a column last week naming five “stars” who should be traded this offseason.
“I like Kyler to move because the Cardinals won games without him last year. He would bring in a huge bounty of picks. I know there are some growing rumblings between the Cardinals and Murray, and he’s still young enough to bolt to the Oakland A’s if he wants to. But imagine the Vikings making a move with veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins (and his expiring contract) for Murray. Washington would make a lot of sense, too. To me, it’s very similar to what Jay Cutler went through with the Broncos years ago.”
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Super Bowl weekend that Murray is “frustrated” with the organization and that the two-time Pro Bowler is “described as self-centered, immature and finger pointer.”
Murray has since addressed the drama.
“I play this game for the love of it, my teammates, everyone who has helped me get to this position that believed in me & to win championships,” Murray wrote on social media. “All of this nonsense is not what I’m about, never has been, never will be. Anyone who has ever stepped between those lines with me knows how hard I go.
“Love me or hate me but I’m going to continue to grow and get better.”
It was reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero in 2019 that Murray grew up a Vikings fan due to his childhood team being called the Vikings.