The Arizona Cardinals are preparing to start their offseason strength and conditioning program a week from Monday
There are rumors that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen will not show up next Monday April 8th for the start of offseason workouts for the team. It would seem the only logical thing to do would be for the Cardinals to make a move before then.
As much as many of us want to see Rosen remain in the Cardinals uniform in 2019, it is important this distraction does not overseed the news cycle in the three weeks leading up to the NFL Draft’s first round on April 25th.
For his part, Rosen has stayed quiet and let the Kyler Murray talk stand out there on its own. The Cardinals have publicly stated a couple of times that Rosen is their guy, for now. However those statements didn’t have a lot of background confidence in them that it would remain that way for long.
The Cardinals met with Murray last week in Oklahoma. Rumors were swirling about the media this week that the New York Giants were offering a trade for Rosen.
Some took it to heart that it was actually happening. Some in the media said it was as good as a done deal.
Still skepticism remained from here and among other Cardinals fans. However some on the fence now believe Rosen is all but gone. It is just a matter of time to who and for what.
That said, if Rosen doesn’t show for the April 8th workouts, it puts the Cardinals in an awkward position. Then again, if they move Rosen that early, then it is a forgone conclusion Murray is the pick and there are no more secrets.
If Rosen isn’t moved, then you probably have almost three weeks of no Rosen working out. That is a disservice to him, whether he plays for the Cardinals or anyone else.
As much as it pains me to say this. It is time. Just move him or come out and say you aren’t taking Murray. Either way it’s a no win situation.