The Arizona Cardinals finally have made their top selection in the 2019 NFL Draft
The wait has finally ended. The Arizona Cardinals ended months of speculation, rumors, and debates. Ok, the debates will rage on, but regardless, the pick is in. The Cardinals selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
The selection all but spells the end of the short Cardinals career of quarterback Josh Rosen. Word is the team is currently fielding offers for him.
While Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, was a touchdown machine at Oklahoma, throwing 42 last season, there were still many Cardinals fans that felt holding on to Rosen was the smarter move.
General manager Steve Keim gave in it seems and has decided that he made a mistake with Rosen last season. There is no other way it can be spun. They are the first team in decades to select quarterbacks in back to back first rounds.
The opportunity to pick up a stud defensive lineman also goes by the wayside. The Cardinals felt they could pass up probably the best overall player in the draft in Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.
There were also recent rumors they were interested in going with defensive end Nick Bosa out of Ohio State. That rumor just picked up steam in the last couple of days.
Murray it was however in the end. The only way Keim survives past 2019 with this pick is with the Cardinals showing great improvement over what happened last season.
All we can do now is support Murray. Rosen was never given a fair shake but now the Cardinals need to give Murray one.
One of the other questions was about Murray maybe going back to baseball someday. Hopefully the Cardinals, who spoke with Murray’s agent on Thursday, received a guarantee he will not bolt for Major League Baseball.