Josh Rosen trade rumors: New Cardinals speculation includes Chargers, Giants, Patriots, Bengals
Arizona Cardinals trade rumors involving quarterback Josh Rosen continue to run rampant as the team continues to be linked to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
The latest speculation involves three familiar teams: the Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants, New England Patriots, but also include a new team: the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Heat Index rounds up what NFL pundits are saying about a possible Arizona Cardinals trade of quarterback Josh Rosen:
Could Cardinals draft Kyler Murray and not trade Josh Rosen?
Pro Football Focus brings up the question: Why can't the Cardinals have Murray and Rosen on the roster?
It envisions the team having a quarterback competition for the starting spot.
Cam Mellor writes: "The Cardinals are rumored to Kyler Murray in more ways than one at the top of the 2019 NFL Draft and while the discussion is whether to trade former first-round pick Josh Rosen or not, there is no reason why the team couldn’t keep both signal-callers and go with the winner from camp. The idea of being married to a first-round pick as a starter right away doesn’t have to take effect next season, and the duo battling it out to be the best could be the ideal situation in the desert. Still, the Cardinals have needs elsewhere and that mainly is true of their offensive line which has struggled for years now. They were the league’s lowest-graded pass-blocking unit while possessing the NFL’s 22nd-lowest run-blocking group. Any acquisition in the early stages of the draft will almost certainly be an upgrade over a unit that allowed 218 total pressures a season ago."
Cardinals to draft Kyler Murray and trade Josh Rosen to Chargers?
CBS Sports' Cody Benjamin has the Arizona Cardinals drafting Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick and trading Josh Rosen to the Los Angeles Chargers.
In the trade, he has Arizona picking up the Chargers' No. 28 pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
With that pick, he has the Cardinals selecting Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a college teammate of Murray's.
Benjamin writes of the Murray pick: "Josh who? It's not crazy to think Arizona has actually been trying to sell the No. 1 pick with all its apparent Murray love, but don't overthink it. What better way to reignite fan interest than with a new coach and with this year's hottest young QB?"
He writes of the Brown pick: "Sound the alarms! Los Angeles nets a future Philip Rivers successor, Rosen gets to return to California and the Cards get the rough, collective equivalent of a high second-rounder for their former QB. Arizona then uses the 28th overall pick to give Kyler Murray a top-20 talent at receiver."
Do the New York Giants need to trade for Josh Rosen the most?
Fansided.com ranked the three teams that need to trade for Josh Rosen the most.
It has the New England Patriots No. 3, the Los Angeles Chargers No. 2 and the New York Giants No. 1.
Rucker Haringey writes: "The Giants are easily the team in this trio that needs Rosen the most. GM Dave Gettleman should be looking for a quarterback to serve as the team’s starter this season. Even though they’re committed to playing Eli Manning for another year, they should make a strong bid to acquire Rosen immediately."
How badly does the Patriots' Bill Belichick want Josh Rosen?
98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston has a story asking how badly the Patriots want Josh Rosen.
Matt Dolloff writes: "A kaleidoscope of scorching takes would swirl around the sports landscape if Rosen became a Patriot. None of them would matter. What would matter is that Belichick wanted him. The question is how badly. ... But it doesn't matter what anyone thinks Belichick should do, except Belichick. And if he ends up getting Rosen, he'll tell the world how confident he is that he's finally found the most important piece to the Patriots organization for the next decade: the man who takes over for No. 12."
Is trading for Josh Rosen the answer at QB for the Bengals?
Bengals Wire writes that Cincinnati should call the Cardinals about Josh Rosen.
Chris Roling writes: "With superb mechanics, pre-snap acumen and an affordable contract for four more years enabling the Bengals to splurge on talent around him, Rosen would jumpstart the soft rebuild. It would mean not wasting the rest of A.J. Green or Geno Atkins’ prime while also squeezing the most out of rising stars like Joe Mixon and Jessie Bates. The Bengals are doing themselves a disservice if they don’t at least pick up the phone and see what it might cost."
Why the Giants should trade for Cardinals QB Josh Rosen
Clutch Points takes a look at three reasons the Giants should trade for Josh Rosen.
Skyler Carlin writes: "Since 2013, Eli has thrown 95 interceptions and has a record of 38-57 over that span. If Manning didn’t win two Super Bowls with the organization, there’s no doubt that he would’ve been long gone years ago. The Giants front office seems keen on hanging onto Eli but for what reason? I understand he was crucial to your team’s most successful stretch in its history, but all good things must come to an end. Trading for Rosen would force the Giants’ hand to bench Eli moving forward. Or would it? I would hope so but again, that Gettleman guy is hard to gauge."
Could Josh Rosen keep the Patriots dynasty going after Tom Brady?
Pats Pulpit offered up some thoughts on the Patriots' situation with Josh Rosen.
Matthew Rewinski writes: "Now a somewhat popular theory becomes that New England’s pick number 32 should be all it takes to get Arizona to shake hands on this Monopoly deal with the Pats and only *slightly* risk giving a consensus top quarterback prospect to the greatest coach of all time and potentially triggering the event that results in another 15-year multi-championship dynasty and finally makes the NFL make the “No more trading with Belichick, EVER” rule. No pressure."
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