Kyler Murray, Cardinals a 2019 NFL Draft match? Old Kliff Kingsbury quote fuels speculation | NFL

Kyler Murray hasn’t even officially made a decision about whether or not he needs to play within the NFL, however hypothesis is already beginning to warmth up tying him to the Cardinals.

For starters, a video from October has began to bubble up not too long ago. The video is an interview with Kliff Kingsbury the place the then-Texas Tech head coach talks about his upcoming matchup towards Oklahoma. He gushes over Murray and stated, “I’d take him with the primary choose of the draft if I might.”

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Kingsbury was just named Cardinals head coach, and naturally, the Cardinals have the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. So if Murray does declare, because the San Francisco Chronicle reported he’ll, then Kingsbury will get his probability to do what he stated he needed to do.

“Kyler, I imply, he’s a freak, man,” Kingsbury stated. “Kyler is a freak. I’ve adopted him since he was a sophomore in highschool. Simply assume the world of him and what he can do on a soccer area. I’ve by no means seen one higher in highschool and he’s beginning to present it now on the school stage. I don’t have sufficient good issues to say about him. He’s phenomenal.”

Kingsbury added he is “by no means seen [Murray] have a poor outing.”

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Kingsbury, in fact, inherits Josh Rosen, who was the 10th total choose in final 12 months’s draft. It’d appear form of loopy to take quarterbacks within the prime 10 in back-to-back drafts, however ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated on “Get Up” Thursday morning it is “not implausible.”

“In case you’re the Arizona Cardinals and you want Kyler Murray that a lot, it is exhausting to think about going No. 1 total, however possibly there is a situation that you simply get him and then you definately public sale off Josh Rosen,” Schefter stated.

It is necessary to level out that Schefter will not be technically reporting on something right here; he is simply providing up his opinion based mostly on the data he has. However it’s attention-grabbing nonetheless, particularly once you pair it with what Kingsbury stated in October.

As Schefter notes, nonetheless, we’re nonetheless very early within the course of. We’ll know extra because the NFL Mix and draft come nearer, however do not be shocked if Murray turns into a first-round choose in each the MLB and NFL Draft.

UPDATE: NFL Community experiences the thought of buying and selling Rosen is not a risk.