As the Arizona Cardinals get set to host quarterback Kyler Murray for a pre-draft visit, running back David Johnson wants current quarterback and possible trade chip Josh Rosen to ignore trade talks.
Speaking to NBC Sports, Johnson said that he ignores the speculation involving Rosen, and has advised Rosen to do the same. Since the combine, when signs started to point to Murray being the Cardinals' pick at No. 1 overall, there has been constant chatter about the team moving Rosen.
“I ignore it. I tell him to ignore it,” Johnson said. “I’ve definitely figured out how to ignore it and I told him he has to, too.”
Last year, the Cardinals sent the No. 15 pick, a third-round pick (No. 79) and a fifth-round pick (No. 152) to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the No. 10 pick which they used to draft Rosen.
Rosen played in 14 games and threw for 2, 278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
The Cardinals finished the season 3-13 and are the owners of the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s draft.
What they decide to do with that pick remains to be seen and what they do with Rosen is also up in the air.
“I like Josh,” Johnson added. “It’s a business and we all know that.”
The NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 25.
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