An April Fools’ Day prank attempted to convince people that the Arizona Cardinals have traded quarterback Kyler Murray to the Detroit Lions for Jared Goff.
For the past few months, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been included in a number of trade rumors. On Friday, some Cardinals fans might have become a little worried when they saw a tweet featuring Murray in a Detroit Lions uniform.
The post from Woodward Sports Network features the Arizona quarterback in a Honolulu blue Lions jersey and it says that the Cardinals have traded Murray to Detroit in exchange for two first-round draft picks, a 2022 third-round draft selection, a 2023 second-round pick, and quarterback Jared Goff.
Woodward Sports Network is a verified account on Twitter and the post has been retweeted by hundreds of people. There’s just one problem.
April Fools’ Day prank has the Arizona Cardinals trading Kyler Murray to the Detroit Lions
This tweet was posted by Woodward Sports Network on Friday, April 1. The date that this was posted is certainly significant since April 1 is also known as April Fools’ Day, which means that this trade, luckily, is completely false.
So, no, Murray will not be heading to the NFC North for the 2022 season to suit up for the Lions, and Goff is not returning to the NFC West.
Aside from this deal being fake, the compensation that the Cardinals receive in this fictitious trade actually isn’t terrible. If Arizona were to ever send Murray packing one day, what they would like in return for the quarterback is probably similar to what Detroit sent over in this fake deal.
Still, Cardinals fans who came across this post on Twitter can take a deep breath, as their team’s top signal-caller is still on the roster, and he has not been included in a trade to the Lions.