While at dinner with Kingsbury and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whom Kingsbury coached at Texas Tech, McVay pranked Kingsbury into thinking he was tampering with Mahomes:
“We have a mutual friend that I put his name in my phone as [NFL commissioner] Roger Goodell,” said McVay, according to ESPN. “I had this friend send me a text saying, ‘I can't believe you're at dinner with Kingsbury and Mahomes. You know better than this. This is tampering. You're both losing picks.'”
Imagine for a second you were Kingsbury in that situation.
You just got hired for a team that won three games in 2018 and are preparing to make a franchise-altering pick in a month, but then, you are told that you have been tampering by meeting with a Chiefs quarterback and that you will lose your top draft choice.
“I showed Kliff the text, and he saw a ghost. I said, ‘You better call [Cardinals general manager] Steve Keim right away.' He said, ‘I thought I was going to lose the No. 1 overall pick.'”
Finally, McVay told his good friend that it was all a joke:
“We couldn't let it go on too long, but it was pretty good. We got him good.”
The consensus is that Arizona will be taking Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with its top pick.