Giants opens to Josh Rosen talks as Cardinals’ draft plans remain unclear

Josh Rosen trade rumors: Multiple teams have inquired about Cardinals quarterback

The Giants could be interested in adding a quarterback after they have been major sellers so far in the new league year. 

According to SNY, which cited unidentified league sources, New York is open to negotiating a deal for quarterback Josh Rosen if the No. 10 overall pick from the 2018 draft becomes available. The belief by many is the Cardinals will select Kyler Murray with the top pick and then trade Rosen out of Arizona.

Per SNY: 

(The Giants) have certainly discussed the possibility internally, one source said, though those talks were extremely preliminary. They don’t even seem sure at the moment whether they’d prefer Rosen — the 10th overall pick a year ago — to the quarterbacks in this year’s draft. Mostly, they are in a wait-and-see mode to see if the Cardinals do decide to trade Rosen and what their asking price might be.

While speculation continues to build about Rosen’s future with the Cardinals, coach Kliff Kingsbury has remained positive about Rosen’s fit with Arizona and reiterated numerous times that the 22-year-old quarterback is still the leader of his team. 

“People have said a lot of things that are misconceptions, if you will,” Kingsbury said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings, per SNY. “Josh is a tremendous player, I’ve always thought, watching him at UCLA. He played his best football in a spread system, some similarities to what we do. He’s a tremendous thinker, very cerebral, can throw it with anybody.

“We take a lot of pride in building a system around a quarterback,” he added. “For someone to say he doesn’t fit our system, it doesn’t make sense.”

Kingsbury also addressed the rumors that come with having the No. 1 pick in April’s draft, though he didn’t reveal the Cardinals’ draft plan.

“With the first pick, there is tons of chatter,” Kingsbury said. “As a coach or a quarterback in this league, you have to have thick skin and you have to understand what goes on and kind of the circus that comes with this position.”

The Cardinals finished 2018 with a league-worst 3-13 record, missing the playoffs for a third straight season. Rosen struggled during his rookie season as he completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards. He threw for 11 touchdowns and had 14 interceptions in 14 games.