The Arizona Cardinals should have plenty of suitors for quarterback Josh Rosen.
With under two weeks left to go until the start of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals draft plans are not set in stone, but they may be getting there. Rumors have swirled from Adam Schefter to Benjamin Allbright to Vegas to Reddit that Kyler Murray will be the top pick. If so, Steve Keim will need to work the phones in order to find a trade partner for 2018 first round pick Josh Rosen.
Rosen should be a hotter commodity than he is leaked to be on the trade market. Just 12 months ago the UCLA product was touted as the most pro-ready and complete quarterback in a stacked draft class. He, along with Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, was in contention to be the top pick in the draft. However, it didn’t shake out the way Rosen wanted it as he ultimately slipped to the Arizona Cardinals after a trade up to pick ten.
Although Rosen’s rookie stats that include a line of 2,278-11-14 on 55.2% completion rate are far from inspiring, he showed that he deserves a place in the NFL. Despite being dealt a bad hand in the form of a lack of offensive line help and a mid-season coaching change, Rosen showed poise in the pocket, arm talent, football intelligence, and at times, leadership.
With that being said, the Cardinals are likely waiting to trade Rosen until the last minute. This is a tactic to increase his trade value that currently is around a second round pick. Personally, I believe he can fetch a mid to late ’19 first rounder. Although this list won’t have specific trade packages, I will mention each team’s trade assets.