The Arizona Cardinals did what was largely expected Thursday, making Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray the top pick in the NFL draft.
Murray drew praise and congratulations from many high-profile athletes for achieving his dream, most notably Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was the No. 1 pick of the draft last year out of Oklahoma.
BACK TO BACK!!!!! CONGRATS K1!!!! Well deserved my brotha!!! @TheKylerMurray
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) April 26, 2019
Mayfield wasn’t the only athlete or fan to celebrate the pick.
— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) April 26, 2019
— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) April 26, 2019
Congrats to Sooner Kyler Murray on the Number One pick.
— Johnny Bench (@JohnnyBench_5) April 26, 2019
Jalen Hurts, who recently transferred from Alabama to play quarterback at Oklahoma, liked the pick.
— Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) April 26, 2019
Meanwhile, Nike was ready to promote a player they hope will be their next star.
— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) April 24, 2019
What about Rosen?
The selection of Murray raises one of the biggest personnel questions in the NFL. What will the Cardinals do with Josh Rosen, the quarterback they selected last year out of UCLA with the 10th pick of the draft.
It’s the same quarterback the Cardinals vowed was “our guy” as recently as February as speculation grew that rookie head coach Kliff Kingsbury was enamored with Murray.
Y’all are having fun with speculation, but... pic.twitter.com/dy4NbJ82iB
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 12, 2019
The tweet drew some appropriate criticism online.
This tweet did not age well.
— Vintage Browns (@VintageBrowns) April 26, 2019
It also left people wondering what’s next for Rosen.
Keep your head up @josh3rosen !!! Someone’s gonna get a steal 🤟🏻
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 26, 2019
Tell the cards we gotta a cpl 5’s 6’s n 7’s for Rosen? Drew teddy b and Rosen sound like a solid blueprint
— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) April 26, 2019
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