The Arizona Cardinals have been linked to Kyler Murray, potential QB1, since GM Steve Keim hired Kliff Kingsbury to lead the charge.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) April 16, 2019
The Arizona Cardinals new head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been enamored with Kyler Murray since taking over in the desert. Arizona is currently in possession the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft. Murray, the former Heisman Trophy winner, is widely considered the top quarterback prospect.
Murray has completed pre-draft visits to the Cardinals and the Giants. He was scheduled to meet with the Redskins this week. But it was reported that he has officially canceled his trip to D.C. The Redskins own the No. 15 pick in the draft.
This latest move suggests either Murray or his representation knows something. He must have reassurances that he is going prior to No. 15 or this can be an illusion of sorts. This is an unusual move because Murray loses nothing by committing to this trip. This is the season of deception in the NFL. Every team uses specific tactics to distract other front offices and media outlets from actual draft plans.
The Giants, Jaguars, Broncos, Bengals, and the Dolphins could use help at the QB1 position. Each team picks before Washington and probably view Murray as an upgrade over their own incumbent. Ironically, the Cardinals are the only team that doesn’t truly need QB1 help. They used a first-round selection on Josh Rosen out of UCLA last year and he can actually use help protecting him.
Murray made headlines after snubbing the Oakland Athletics after becoming their first-round pick in the 2018 MLB draft. Recently, it was reported by Sports Illustrated that Oakland made one last pitch offering an additional $14 million to his deal and a guarantee to the 40-man roster. Murray is sticking with football.
The draft begins Thursday, April 25.
Until then, stay thirsty! JT out.