Kingsbury on Murray chatter: ‘Josh is our guy’

Kingsbury on Murray chatter: ‘Josh is our guy’

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TEMPE, Ariz. — New Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury may have said he liked Kyler Murray in October, but Tuesday he said he’s sticking with Josh Rosen.

“Our feelings toward Josh haven’t waned or changed or anything,” Kingsbury said. “I get we have the first pick and so there’s going to be a million scenarios over the next three months that are going to come up, but no, Josh is our guy.”

With Murray, the former Oklahoma quarterback, announcing Monday that he will stick with football instead of playing for the Oakland Athletics, who drafted him in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, speculation has ramped up that the Cardinals could possibly trade Rosen and pick Murray with the No. 1 overall pick.

There’s a basis for the speculation, however.

In a video from October, when he was still the Texas Tech head coach, Kingsbury heaped praise on Murray, whom he had followed since Murray’s sophomore year of high school and recruited to Texas A&M. Kingsbury said he would select Murray if he had the first overall pick in the NFL draft. Now that Kingsbury coincidentally does have the first pick, he said Tuesday he was just building up an opponent.

“Kyler is a tremendous player,” Kingsbury said. “And I said that as being very complimentary before we played an opponent. I understand the sound bite but, like I said, there’ll be a ton of scenarios that will come up before we get to the draft.”

The Cardinals also weighed in on the speculation via the team’s official Twitter account:

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February 12, 2019 at 02:51PM

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