When rumors broke on Monday stating the Cardinals were thinking about drafting Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray first overall, that left their 2018 first-rounder QB Josh Rosen's future up in the air.
Many speculated the Cardinals could think about trading Rosen if Murray is the man new head coach Kliff Kingsbury wants under center. ESPN's Adam Schefter furthered that conversation by pointing out Murray chose Erik Burkhardt to be his agent -- the same one that represents Kingsbury.
But Kingsbury, who has been outspoken about Murray's talent in the past, cleared up the talks by saying "Josh is our guy" on Tuesday. The Cardinals themselves wanted to end the rumors, posting the quote to their Twitter account.
Y'all are having fun with speculation, but... pic.twitter.com/dy4NbJ82iB- Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 12, 2019
That may be the case, but there is no denying Kingsbury's infatuation for Murray back in January. He has been watching him since high school, and can't find one thing that doesn't impress him.
"Kyler is a freak, man," Kingsburgy told KLBK reporter Eric Kelly back in January. "I've followed him since he was a sophomore in high school and just think the world of him and what he can do on the football field. I've never seen one better in high school and he's starting to show it now at the college level.
"I would take him with the first pick of the draft if I could."
But, for now, Murray won't be on the Cardinals' radar went Draft Day comes along. If it had happened, the Giants could have been inclined to reach out to the Cardinals if Rosen was on the market given their need to find Eli Manning's successor.
However, it is worth pointing out that one NFL talent evaluator told NJ.com's Matt Lombardo the Giants "don't like" Rosen. That stance may have changed after watching him in his rookie season, but there wasn't anything too impressive about his first year.
Rosen threw for 2,278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions with a 55.2 completion percentage as well. Those numbers led to a 3-10 record as a starter, and didn't leave much to be desired.
With the Cardinals tweeting out the quote, the stance seems definitive that Rosen is still the franchise quarterback Arizona will be riding into the 2019 season and beyond. But, as we all know, it's early in the offseason, and stances can change leading up to the NFL Draft.