Oklahoma star and Heisman winner Kyler Murray is meeting with Arizona Cardinals brass in Norman on Tuesday, PFW correspondent and Houston Chronicle Texans writer Aaron Wilson reported Tuesday.
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, GM Steve Keim and owner Michael Bidwill were not in attendance last week for Murray's pro day, where Murray, the draft's most polarizing prospect, impressed in front of officials for every NFL club.
Of course, whether any of the other 31 teams have any shot at selecting Murray, who tallied 54 total touchdowns last season in his only full year as the starter, is entirely dependent on the Cardinals, who possess the No. 1 overall pick. Would the Cardinals waste time flying to Norman to meet privately with Murray if their isn't at least some interest in selecting him? There's no real incentive for the team drafting first sending smoke signals, so the guess here is they wouldn't.
Of course, Arizona also hired Kingsbury in January, three months after the then-Texas Tech head coach famously said during his team's preparation for the Sooners that he would draft Murray No. 1 overall if given the chance. And Kingsbury's boss Keim did nothing but stoke the flames of potentially picking Murray last month at the combine.
Whether the Cardinals ultimately select Murray with the first pick in April remains to be seen, but it'd only qualify as one-half of what would be a franchise-altering decision. The Cardinals moved up six spots in last year's draft to select QB Josh Rosen at No. 10 overall, and the only scenario we absolutely can't envision is one where Arizona would head into 2019 with both quarterbacks on its roster.
If it hasn't already, then, let the Rosen bidding begin. We think 31 teams should pick up the phone, but there are at least two whose unwillingness to do so would be completely inexcusable. Your move, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.