Over the previous several days at the Scouting Blend in Indianapolis, speculation has been operating rampant that the Arizona Cardinals are toying with the idea of drafting University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the #1 general select. On the surface, the idea of getting a quarterback with the #1 general select is not necessarily a weird a single.
It does, even so, become weird when you toss in the fact that the Cardinals drafted a quarterback in the 1st spherical in very last year’s draft as nicely, even trading up in order to do so.
The Cardinals chosen Josh Rosen with the 10th general assortment in the 2018 NFL Draft, providing the Oakland Raiders a 3rd-spherical select and a fifth-spherical select to shift up five places in Spherical 1. He did not necessarily gentle the earth on fire in his rookie period, but he did not accurately have a ton of support. . .following all, there is a explanation that the Cardinals are buying #1 general this April.
If the Cardinals truly are in the Kyler Murray sweepstakes, it’s hard to picture that they’d retain Rosen all around, and it’s also hard to picture that Rosen would be thrilled with this sort of a circumstance. That suggests the Cardinals would be looking to trade Rosen absent. Is this a little something that the Minnesota Vikings should really, possibly, be associated in?
I think so. Here’s why.
We know that Kirk Cousins has a big agreement, but that agreement only runs by the finish of the 2020 period. With the way Rosen’s agreement is structured, he could be experienced for a relative pittance. The explanation for that is that, in the event of a trade, the Cardinals would have to eat his signing reward, leaving extremely minor (comparatively) in salary to pay back out. Here are his salary cap figures for the duration of his agreement, courtesy of Over the Cap.
For reference, Trevor Siemian experienced a cap hit of just underneath $2 million very last period, and I think most of us would be far more at ease with Josh Rosen getting snaps in the event of a little something happening to Cousins than we would be with Siemian. I would be, in any case.
If you could get Rosen on board with becoming Cousins’ backup with the inside monitor to becoming the heir clear in a pair of seasons, you’ve given oneself some possibilities. If Cousins turns a corner about the training course of the following pair of seasons, you re-indicator him, and then you can both retain Rosen all around as a backup or get some kind of compensation for him down the highway. If that does not happen, Rosen would have a period to audition for the extended-time period job in 2021 right before the Vikings would have to determine whether or not to select up his fifth-yr alternative. . .and if he performs nicely adequate for the Vikings to select up his alternative, you’d have to think that would be a good matter.
I’m not certain what the Cardinals would want an trade for Josh Rosen in a trade. No one is even 100% certain that said trade is actually going to happen. But if the Cardinals do go down that highway, I think it’s definitely a little something the Vikings should really be fascinated in accomplishing.
What say you, individuals?