The Arizona Cardinals have made a decision on Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, according to one NFL insider, anyway.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports reports that the NFC West franchise has made a decision on Murray and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, won’t be going to Arizona.
“Initially, the ownership pushed for Kyler Murray,” Prisco said on CBS Sports HQ. “That much I know — I was told that.
“The reason they did is they are having a hard time selling tickets. Well, they put it out there. Arizona was lukewarm to it. All of a sudden, they are pulling back, and from what I’ve been told, they are going to go in a different direction. They are not going to draft Kyler Murray.”
Murray has been linked heavily to Arizona, especially since the franchise hired Kliff Kingsbury as head coach.
The former Texas Tech head coach had said that he would take Murray at No. 1 overall if given the opportunity.
Arizona is reportedly set on holding onto Josh Rosen and going in a different direction with the No. 1 pick, though.
Of course, it’s also possible that Arizona is putting this out there with an ulterior motive. You never truly know this close to the draft.
We’ll find out soon, with the first round set to begin on Thursday night.