Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim didn’t exactly give a full vote of confidence in quarterback Josh Rosen on Wednesday
Was this a case of just playing head games with other teams or was this a case of Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim not having full confidence in quarterback Josh Rosen? It could be a bit of both actually.
On Wednesday morning, Keim talked to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine. When he was asked if Rosen was his quarterback, his answer was “he is right now, for sure”.
When you usually hear such a confident answer like that it means someone is preparing to end a relationship. But is Keim really ending a relationship here?
My best guess right now is no. I’m sure he said it to get into the heads of other NFL front offices. The Cardinals own the first pick in the draft and a popular opinion out there is that they should use it on Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.
If they did that, what is the need for Rosen? “Right now” means he may not be the quarterback later. It is an interesting thought but it has to be a comment meant to only stir the pot, not a comment that is meant they aren’t going to stick with Rosen.
Yet, here we are talking about. We are talking about it because well, we have to. We’d be remiss in not doing so. However, until more is known what the Cardinals may actually be thinking in the front office, let’s not get too carried away with words.
We understand there is a process of evaluation during combine and draft time. Murray is in the mix of top players to be drafted in April.
If the Cardinals deal their hand now, then they lose some chips if they do want to trade their pick later or if they want to keep everything close to the vest as to what they plan on doing April 25th. Either way, Keim is going to keep us guessing, for now.