Giving up on the NFL Draft’s 10th-overall pick after just one season is blatant proof of the Arizona Cardinals’ ineptitude
Logical fans of the Arizona Cardinals were hoping that all of the pre-draft rumors were false. Surely, the club’s front office would not fall victim to all of the Kyler Murray hype. Sound judgement would prevail, and the Cards would select a player who was truly deserving of being the number-one pick.
Unfortunately, the Cardinals’ brass did the wrong thing. Those of us who were waiting to hear commissioner Roger Goodell announce that Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams would be coming to the desert were left flabbergasted. The fact that Arizona would take a gamble with the diminutive Murray is just further proof of why the club won’t be winning a Super Bowl any time soon.
The main person to blame for the mess that is being forced down the throats of the organization’s loyal followers is none other than Michael Bidwill. The Cards’ owner allowed himself to be sucked in to all of the publicity that surrounds Murray. The Oklahoma signal-caller had exactly one good season in what can best be described as a gimmicky college system.
The general manager of the Cardinals also has a hand in the circus that has been created. Shame on Steve Keim for allowing Kliff Kingsbury, a head coach who compiled a losing record at Texas Tech, to talk him into Murray. Especially when Josh Rosen, the 10th-overall selection of the 2018 draft, was promised that he was still the franchise’s “guy” just this past February.
It appears as if the Cards may have also made a huge mistake with Kingsbury. Do we really want a coach who’s system can only be operated by Murray? Wouldn’t it have been more sensible to hire someone who can work with any type of passer, rather than a guy who can only work with collegiate-style quarterbacks?
There’s an extremely good chance that the Cardinals will be starting all over again very soon. The move for Murray, and Kingsbury for that matter, has the potential to blow up in Keim’s face. If that happens, Bidwill will be searching for another general manager as well.