INDIANAPOLIS — The Arizona Cardinals’ personnel president emphatically supported Josh Rosen. The contemporary head coach consistently backed the incumbent QB.
Much less definite.
Speaking Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine, Cardinals well-liked manager Steve Keim played evasive when requested about the personnel’s potential of drafting Kyler Murray No. 1 overall.
“It’s tranquil early within the job,” Keim said. “We now maintain no longer gone by plan of our stout evaluate at the total region, so essentially it is, yet some other time, too early to command.”
When pressed about whether Rosen became once the personnel’s quarterback, the GM selected his phrases very carefully.
“Is Josh Rosen our quarterback? Yeah, he’s, appropriate now, for sure,” Keim said.
That is totally no longer Josh is the QB, shut down the Murray with the first expend talk. We now maintain purchased Josh’s lend a hand and will relieve him.
Keim’s much less emphatic comments will handiest gasoline the hyperlink between Murray and the Cardinals. It became once sure the GM became once picking his phrases judiciously.
The assorted argument for Keim’s lukewarm comments: He is attempting to provide passion in assorted groups trading up to the No. 1 space.
While the GM does his possess dance, contemporary coach Kliff Kingsbury continued to relieve Rosen.
“Josh knows where he stands with us,” the coach said on NFL Community’s Pleasing Morning Football. “They picked him high 10 for a cause. He knows it is a alternate and knows it is all phase of the job. Tremendously proficient thrower of the soccer. We wish to provide round him.”
Later at the stout media scrum, Kingsbury scoffed at the notion that Rosen acquired’t be a pleasant match for the Cardinals’ contemporary offense.
“We’re sizable on adapting our offense to our quarterback and our personnel,” he said. “We now maintain had all kinds in this methodology. And, so, I beget no longer think that’s very linked (for Rosen). He is a pleasant abilities. I felt admire he purchased greater as the season went on final twelve months. Confirmed a form of psychological toughness and competitiveness, and so I beget no longer think it is a linked argument.”
Kingsbury glowed about Rosen’s resilience final season when he struggled mightily as a rookie.
“The abilities is clearly there,” he said. “Very cerebral. And I gorgeous admire the advance he fought at the discontinue of the twelve months, facing adverse prerequisites, never became it down, continued to salvage up, continued to fight and compete his tail off till the discontinue.”
The Cards seem like walking two assorted paths simultaneously in regards to Rosen’s future. While the coach stumps for the player, the GM retains the door cracked for assorted possibilities.
Such is the NFL life in leisurely February.