As the Kyler Murray-to-Cardinals rumors continue to swirl, the man himself spoke Friday about that possibility.
You've probably heard by now that the Cardinals appear to be open to drafting Murray, the Heisman-winning quarterback from Oklahoma, with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and trading last year's first-round pick, quarterback Josh Rosen. After all, new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury recruited Murray when Kingsbury was head coach at Texas Tech, and Kingsbury said in October that he would take Murray with the No. 1 pick if we could -- and of course, the Cardinals just so happen to have the No. 1 pick in this year's draft.
Earlier this week, NFL Draft analyst Louis Riddick told ABC15 he thinks it's "more probable than not" that the Cardinals will trade Rosen and draft Murray.
On Friday, Murray confirmed he is scheduled to meet with the Cardinals at the NFL Combine, and he talked about his rapport with Kingsbury.
"Coach Kingsbury, I know what type of offense he runs, obviously. He recruited me out of high school. I have a great relationship with him," Murray said at the Combine in Indianapolis on Friday.
"If I were to play under him, I think it'd be a great deal. But again, like I said, I don't get to pick the players. All I can do is show up, be where I'm supposed to be, work hard and get after it."
Kyler Murray on NFL Network talking about his relationship with Kliff Kingsbury and possibly playing for him with the Cardinals.— Shane Dale (@ShaneDaleABC15) March 1, 2019
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Murray said he's confident he'd be able to slide right in to Kingsbury's pass-heavy offensive system that he's expected to implement in Arizona.
"(I'm) obviously very comfortable knowing how he operates the offense, what we look for, and how to operate everything as far as getting everything to the line of scrimmage," he said. "What you see in college is not much (different from) what you see on Sundays, so I think me and him being together, it'd be nice."
Murray said he appreciated what Kingsbury said in October about taking him with the No. 1 pick -- and he certainly wouldn't mind seeing that scenario play out during the NFL Draft in April.
"Obviously generous words from him. But like I said, that's the relationship," he said. "He's always been very fond of me and I respect that, and I've never taken that for granted. He's always someone I can go to if I needed anything. Like I said, it'd be fun, and it'd be a great deal if I was picked No. 1."