Cardinals’ over-under win total prop doesn’t change after team drafts Kyler Murray, trades Josh Rosen
It was a busy week for the lowly Arizona Cardinals. The NFC West franchise selected former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. As a result, the Cardinals promptly traded the team’s first round pick from a year ago in quarterback Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins.
Even so, according to BetOnline.ag, the Cardinals over/under win total did not change from its mark of 5.5 from before the 2019 NFL Draft to afterward. Although Murray is a highly touted prospect, apparently the Las Vegas odds makers categorize the soon-to-be rookie and the aforementioned Rosen as similar talents.
“Severely undersized, one-year starter with rare playmaking talent that could force general managers to reassess long-held notions about size and style for a franchise quarterback,” reads Murray’s 2019 NFL Draft profile on NFL.com. “Murray is like a complex burgundy with notes of Baker Mayfield, Johnny Manziel and Russell Wilson in his play, but like any quarterback, he’ll need to prove he can recognize disguised coverages and work on-time from the pocket to go from flash talent to playoff winner. Teams drafting him need to have the right coordinator and must be committed to framing their offense specifically to Murray’s strengths and weaknesses, which could require additional roster re-configuration. Murray is an electric talent with a live arm, good mental makeup and the skill-set to produce at a high level in the right offense.”
Last season, under the partial direction of the rookie version of Rosen, the Cardinals won a mere three regular season games.
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