With all the talk about being traded Josh Rosen has stayed quiet and Kent Somers and Bob McManaman think Rosen may just stay with the team.
Brian Snyder, Arizona Republic
Potential Josh Rosen trades are running rampant in stories and on social media as the NFL draft draws near.
The New York Giants, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins are among the teams most often discussed as trade partners for the Cardinals quarterback, should Arizona draft Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft, as many NFL pundits continue to predict in their recent NFL mock draft projections.
Take a look at some projected trades for Rosen:
Giants Wire: Giants could offer No. 17 pick for Josh Rosen
John Fennelly writes: “The current offer to the Arizona Cardinals is believed to be a second round pick and the Giants have the highest second rounder of all the teams said to be in the mix for Rosen (No. 37 overall). The Giants could certainly sweeten the pot by adding one (or more) of the picks they have in this draft to put them over the top. If push comes to shove, the Giants can offer their second first rounder (No. 17 overall) in this draft to get the deal done. That is, if they want to.”
ESPN: Redskins could offer QB Case Keenum, No. 15 pick for Josh Rosen, No. 33 pick
Bill Barnwell writes: “The most simple trade in this mock! The most logical landing spot for Rosen is Washington, given that Jay Gruden’s team doesn’t have a quarterback of the future behind Alex Smith, who might never play again. Arizona wants to come away with a first-round pick for its second-year passer, but I don’t think it has a great shot of getting one straight up unless it’s the 32nd pick from the Patriots. The Cardinals also get a veteran backup for Kyler Murray in Keenum, who once played under Kingsbury in Houston. This deal values the difference between Rosen and Keenum as equivalent to the 43rd pick in a typical draft.”
ESPN: Chargers could offer No. 28 pick, No. 60 pick for Josh Rosen, No. 33 pick, No. 103 pick
Bill Barnwell writes: “The Chargers have a quarterback entering the final year of his deal who turns 38 in December, and while Philip Rivers continues to play at a high level, there’s no guarantee that the 15-year veteran wants to play deep into another contract extension. They wouldn’t need Rosen for 2019 or maybe even for 2020, but trading for him now would give the Chargers peace of mind that they’ll have a starter after Rivers packs it in. At this price, L.A. would value Rosen as worth the 61st pick in a typical draft, which seems like the low end for a guy who was the 10th overall pick in 2018. With Tyrod Taylor’s contract nonguaranteed in 2020, trading for Rosen is a move the Chargers would have to seriously consider.”
ESPN: Giants could acquire Josh Rosen in 3-team trade with Patriots, Cardinals
Bill Barnwell has Arizona landing the No. 32 overall pick from New England; New England getting TE Evan Engram and the No. 37 pick from New York and DE Robert Nkemdiche from the Cardinals, and the Giants getting Rosen and the No. 134 pick from the Patriots.
He writes: “The Patriots might very well make their own move for Rosen, but let’s finish up this mock draft by everyone getting a bit of what they want. The Cardinals want a first-round pick for the quarterback they chose with the 10th overall selection; they’ll have to settle for the last pick in the round, but it’s a fair return given that Rosen showed little behind a porous offensive line last season. Arizona will likely decline Nkemdiche’s fifth-year option for 2020, with the disappointing former first-round pick coming off a torn ACL. He’s not guaranteed to make the Arizona roster if he stays in the desert.”
CBS Sports: Bengals could trade No. 42 pick, 2020 pick for Josh Rosen
The Cincinnati Bengals traded for the Arizona Cardinals’ 2018 first-round pick, quarterback Josh Rosen, in a CBS Sports live mock draft show. The show had Arizona taking Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick.
NBC Sports: Redskins should offer No. 15 pick for Josh Rosen
Ben Standig writes: “For now, the idea of Murray going first overall remains the best bet. Should that occur, the Rosen talks presumably heat up. Lock, Haskins and Jones have their backers, but if the Redskins are focused on adding a quarterback, it’s time everyone stops trying to win the trade and focus on the best option with the 15th pick.”
What will Cardinals do with their ‘other’ draft picks?
Kent Somers and Katherine Fitzgerald talk about what positions Steve Keim and the Cardinals need to focus on for their 10 picks.