Josh Rosen: “Still Haven’t Heard from Steve Keim”By Connor Lynch
Quarterback Josh Rosen went from being the future of the Arizona Cardinals to surplus to requirements in under a year.
The Cardinals recent drafting of Kyler Murray was the final nail in the coffin for Josh Rosen in Arizona.
Josh Rosen was eventually traded to the Miami Dolphins after the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray.
Rosen has spoken about how the situation played out, and appears to harbour some resentment towards the Cardinals organization.
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Specifically, Rosen leaves Arizona with a bad impression of general manager Steve Keim, who Rosen says never spoke to him.
“The only thing that really did kind of frustrate me through this whole process was like I still haven’t heard from my old GM,” Rosen said.
“I hadn’t talked to him for months before. Still haven’t talked to him after. That was kind of frustrating, but for the most part, I’m just ready to put that whole chapter behind me and keep pushing on and playing football.”
Instead, it was coach Kliff Kingsbury who called him just before the team drafted Kyler Murray.
“My agent gave me a call about five minutes before saying, ‘Don’t be surprised if this might happen.’ I was like, ‘Alright, it is what it is, we’ll see how the cards end up falling. But you know I’m going to compete wherever I am,'” Rosen said.
“So Kliff gave me an actual call a minute before it happened saying that we’re going to draft Kyler. I mean, I have the most respect for Kliff. I don’t slight anyone for making business decisions they think are best for them and their family, but I appreciated how he acted like a man and was very respectful. He was wishing me the best. He called me even the day after the draft wishing me good luck. And I wished him good luck. I even gave Kyler a call, sent him a text that said good luck, I’m wishing you the best.
“But that’s kind of all you can really ask for in this game. People make decisions for whatever reason. But as long as they are men about it and they respect someone’s career, then I can appreciate that.”