Josh Rosen discusses his status with the Cardinals; hype videos fuel speculation about QB's future

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 17:44:14-04

If you're tired of the Josh Rosen trade speculation by now, you're not alone: The Arizona Cardinals quarterback is, too.

But leave it to the Cardinals to produce a pair of hype videos that, intentionally or not, generated even more speculation.

Rosen, who was selected by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, may be one-and-done in the Valley, as most draft experts believe the Cardinals will select Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft, which would likely lead to the Cardinals trading Rosen away.

The ongoing discussion of what the Cards will or won't do on draft night kicked up once again this week, as the team produced two videos to promote the release of their regular-season schedule Wednesday. The first video, released Wednesday afternoon, detailed the Cardinals' eight home opponents for 2019, while the second video, released Thursday morning, highlighted their road games.

A notable difference in the two videos: Rosen didn't make an appearance in the first one, but he was featured heavily in the second -- and that naturally got local and national media talking.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated released Thursday, Rosen revealed he's ready for whatever happens, and he's prepared to move on with his life one way or another.

"I definitely understand the situation. It’s annoying but it is what it is — football’s a business. I definitely respect the higher-ups and their decisions," Rosen said. "I think the best advice I’ve gotten in life from so many different people is control what you can control. Whatever decision is made, it’s my duty to prove them right if they keep me and prove them wrong if they ship me off."

With the first round of the NFL Draft taking place April 25, the Cardinals are still weighing their options. At least, that's what general manager Steve Keim told us Tuesday.

"We are not done with this process. We have not made a decision with the first overall pick... I'm not going to get into hypotheticals today," Keim said.

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