Josh Rosen is our QB 'right now', says Cardinals GM Keim
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim failed to completely dispel talk of them drafting Kyler Murray first overall in the 2019 NFL Draft despite seemingly giving his backing to quarterback Josh Rosen.
At a media conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Keim insisted it is too early in the evaluation stage to address the possibility of Arizona selecting dual-sport star Murray, who backed out of an MLB contract with the Oakland Athletics to enter the draft.
However, he did not give an unqualified endorsement of Rosen, who they selected 10th overall last year, when asked if he is the Cardinals' quarterback.
"He is right now, for sure," Keim said.
Previous praise of Murray from new Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury during his time in charge of Texas Tech has fuelled talk of them potentially taking the 21-year-old the first overall pick.
However, defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams are the names most commonly connected with the Cardinals.
Rosen finished his rookie season with 2,278 yards passing and 11 touchdowns with 14 interceptions in 14 games.
"Josh Rosen is incredibly talented and one of the most talented throwers you'll see, a young player I'm excited to work with and develop," Kingsbury said last month. "It's hard to find a guy that throws it better."