Chris Grier didn’t give anything away.
And neither have the Arizona Cardinals… yet.
Following the selection of Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins in the first round, the Dolphins GM was asked about interest in now-displaced Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen — interest everyone knows the Dolphins have.
Grier demurred, and the media moved to other topics. But as the draft moves to round 2 on Friday, and the Cardinals now have a new franchise quarterback (No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray), the Rosen-to-Miami stuff isn’t going away.
Arizona Cardinals to Josh Rosen pic.twitter.com/ggj0tPjpgG
— Colby Watson (@colbywatson23) April 26, 2019
It sure appears — now that Giants and Redskins have also drafted quarterbacks — like the Dolphins have considerable leverage, as the only team really in play.
One to team to watch as the #AZCardinals look to deal QB Josh Rosen: The #Dolphins. Nothing imminent, but they’ve been talking, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Miami has been doing work on Rosen for weeks when it became clear he’d be available, but AZ won’t give him away.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2019
So what would it take?
Well, the chatter was about a third-round pick, and maybe the Cardinals hold out for that or more, and deal with the consequences of having an unhappy quarterback in their camp.
Especially after this all-time @OldTakesExposed tweet:
Y’all are having fun with speculation, but… pic.twitter.com/dy4NbJ82iB
— #KardsGotKyler (@AZCardinals) February 12, 2019
And they seem to be using Adam Schefter to get some leverage back:
The three teams that have spoken to the Cardinals this off-season about Josh Rosen are the Giants, Dolphins and Chargers. But Rosen has been a backup plan at best for all three. Arizona has no issues keeping Rosen; it is prepared to keep him if it doesn’t get a suitable offer.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2019
Could Rosen be a redemption story? Here?
Everyone has given up on Josh Rosen but for us Jews, wandering the desert is where the story starts, not where it ends
— Danny Heifetz (@Danny_Heifetz) April 26, 2019