Kliff Kingsbury once said he'd draft Kyler Murray first overall

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In the immediate aftermath of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray winning the Heisman Trophy, an informal survey of NFL decision-makers resulted in a loose consensus that it will be impossible to determine Murray's draft prospects until he fully commits to football - including full submission to the oftentimes nonsensical grind of the pre-draft process over spring training.

The writer had some nasty tweets for Murray in response to the report about the quarterback likely declaring for the NFL Draft.

To be fair, this scenario is highly improbable that a team would give up on a quarterback after selecting him in the top-10 just a year ago, but it does present a viable possibility. "I'd take him with the first pick of the draft if I could". And that could mean Rosen's job is in danger. Murray threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns against Nick Saban's defense.

Murray was a top 10 pick by the Oakland A's in the 2018 MLB Draft, and has said that he's committed to baseball, but that might be changing.

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The Cardinals new coach has good reason to like the Heisman victor, but he's apparently a fan of Rosen as well.

Fast forward less than three months, and Kingsbury is now the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, who happen to own the first pick in the draft. Murray would have to return his signing bonus to Oakland if he does not play for the club.

Conversely, the No. 32 overall selection in last year's National Football League draft, Lamar Jackson, signed a four-year, $9,471,648 contract with the Ravens and quickly ascended to the starter's role in Baltimore. "I do think he wants to be a great player in this league". That says a lot about the young man.

It's unknown whether Kingsbury was forced to commit to Rosen in taking the job, but Murray's newfound availability could make for some interesting discussions.