The idea of the Arizona Cardinals trading quarterback Josh Rosen after one season and selecting Heisman winner Kyler Murray with the first pick in the NFL Draft has gained steam in recent weeks -- and the deletion of Cardinals-related photos from Rosen's Instagram account only served to ramp up the rumors that the Cardinals are going to go another direction at QB.
On Sunday, Rosen notified his Twitter followers that his Instagram account had been hacked. About 20 minutes later, he provided an update that he had regained control of his account. But afterwards, people noticed that a lot of Rosen's previous Instagram photos had been deleted -- including anything Cardinals-related. This naturally fueled speculation that Rosen was unhappy with the team.
But on Thursday, Rosen took to Twitter to announce that his Cardinals photos, as well as a lot of others, were deleted by whoever hacked his account days earlier.
I didn’t delete my cardinals photos. They deleted every photo from the last two years except the most recent two..— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) March 1, 2019
Some naturally remain skeptical that Rosen's account was hacked. But it seems likely that it was, as USA Today's Andrew Joseph noted. Also, Rosen didn't delete anything Cardinals-related from his Twitter account.
Regardless, the drama surrounding the Rosen-Murray situation will likely linger all the way up until the NFL Draft in April. It should be an interesting couple of months.