Cardinals RB David Johnson urges Josh Rosen to ignore trade rumors
The Arizona Cardinals are probably going to take University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft later this month, and, as a result, fellow signal-caller Josh Rosen, whom the Cardinals took in the first round of the draft last spring, is probably going to be the odd man out.
Due to that, trade talk has surrounded Rosen for quite some time now, and although nothing seems imminent at this time, it is thought that Arizona will certainly deal Rosen at some point this offseason.
As you can imagine, that probably makes things pretty tough for Rosen, who is attending the Cardinals’ offseason workouts but really has no clue what 2019 has in store for him.
Will he back up Murray? Will he be playing elsewhere? Will he actually remain Arizona’s starter heading into next season?
There are probably a million things going through Rosen’s mind, but his teammate, running back David Johnson is telling Rosen to just try and tune everything out:
“I ignore it. I tell him to ignore it,” Johnson said of the trade chatter surrounding Rosen, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “I’ve definitely figured out how to ignore it and I told him he has to, too.”
But what would Johnson think of the Cards drafting Murray?
Johnson said that he likes Rosen, but added that “it’s a business and we all know that.”
Rosen had a disappointing rookie campaign, making 12 starts and throwing for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.