Arizona Cardinals Wiretap

Kliff Kingsbury Hopes Larry Fitzgerald Plays A Few More Seasons

Jun 6, 2019 8:04 AM

Kliff Kingsbury is installing a new offense with the Arizona Cardinals and hopes Larry Fitzgerald is a key cog for a few more years.

Kingsbury called Fitzgerald a "security blanket" for rookie Kyler Murray.

"I'm hoping he enjoys the process and enjoys what the offense turns into and how we're playing and it gives him a reason to stick around a few more years," Kingsbury said. 'He practices and plays like he's trying to make the team."

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor

Patrick Peterson Suspended Six Games For PED Violation

May 16, 2019 12:53 PM

Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2019 season for a violation of the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy.

Peterson has dropped his appeal and will serve the suspension.

Peterson is an eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Suspension

Steve Keim Never Communicated With Josh Rosen Before 2019 NFL Draft

May 14, 2019 3:03 PM

Josh Rosen never heard from Steve Keim in the months leading up to the draft and his subsequent trade from the Arizona Cardinals to the Miami Dolphins.

Rosen only learned of Arizona's intention to select Kyler Murray one minute before the pick was announced when he received a call from Kliff Kingsbury.

Rosen was traded by the Cardinals for a second round pick from the Dolphins.

Rich Eisen/

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins

Kyler Murray Signs Rookie Deal With Cardinals

May 10, 2019 8:39 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have signed first overall pick Kyler Murray to his rookie contract.

As with all first-round contracts, Murray's deal is for four years with a fifth-year team option. The contract is worth $35,158,644 fully guaranteed, according to a source.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Kyler Murray Will Start Opener For Cardinals

May 3, 2019 8:18 AM

Kyler Murray will start right away for the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals used the No. 1 overall pick on Murray last week.

When asked on The Rich Eisen Show if the rookie quarterback would start against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 8, general manager Steve Keim quickly answered, "Yes."

"We didn't draft him one overall to ride the pine," Keim added. "I know it's a lot to put on his back, but that's why we drafted him. He's a fierce competitor, and that's what he did at Oklahoma this year. He put the team on his back. They didn't have a great defense, and he knew he had to score on almost every series to give them a chance to win. I sort of like the chances there."

The Rich Eisen Show

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor

Cardinals Criticized For Inexplicably Waiting To Shop Josh Rosen

Apr 30, 2019 4:28 PM

The Arizona Cardinals were not proactive in determining the trade market of Josh Rosen in advance of draft weekend.

The Cardinals waited until they had selected Kyler Murray to initiate at least some teams in talks.

Some teams that would have been otherwise interested in Rosen didn't receive a call until after Murray was traded.

"I can't think of anyone who could have played this worse," said one of the executives. "EVERYONE knew they were taking Murray and you're drafting first overall. You have nothing to hide from anyone. They could have been quietly shopping Rosen for weeks at least."

Matt Miller/Bleacher Report

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Kliff Kingsbury Denies Insisting On Cardinals Selecting Kyler Murray

Apr 29, 2019 12:21 PM

Kliff Kingsbury was prepared to work with Josh Rosen had the Arizona Cardinals decided to draft Nick Bosa at No. 1 instead of Kyler Murray.

“I’d have said, ‘Let’s go to work,’ “ Kingsbury said. “That’s why I signed on here. I knew I was coming here to try and improve the offense. We were last in everything. Try to help Josh become a better player, more comfortable in the system, continue to build him. That was my job. If that was what we were going to do, that’s what I signed up for in the first place.”

Kingsburg was asked what was the biggest misconception about his role in Arizona's draft process.

“That I rolled here and was just like, ‘We’re taking Kyler Murray,’“ Kingsbury said. “First off … I don’t have that type of juice coming in the door. That wasn’t how it went down at all.”

Steve Keim was asked if he seriously considered keeping Rosen and not selecting the player Kingsbury preferred. 

“Absolutely,” Keim said. “That’s my job. All spring, your mind races with the different scenarios. At the end of the day, you had to look and say again, ‘What is really going to catapult us into being different?’ I’ve always been a visual guy and I’ve always had success evaluating quarterbacks when I trusted my instincts and my gut. I’ve missed on the guys that looked the part, smelled the part, you tried to invent and because all the things were connecting the dots. You scouted them and said, ‘Okay, they’re going to be a player because they look like this. I’m not saying that’s Josh Rosen. I’m saying I had my real success, guys I’ve loved that have been great NFL players, based on instinct.

“When I closed my eyes and I visualized Kyler Murray running around State Farm Stadium in red and white, for whatever reason, all I saw was just fireworks, excitement, a must-see [environment] where fans have to go and show up and see this thing. Him being the architect was a phenomenal fit for me.”

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Dolphins Acquire Josh Rosen From Cardinals For No. 62

Apr 26, 2019 9:40 PM

The Miami Dolphins have acquired Josh Rosen and a fifth round pick in 2020 from the Arizona Cardinals for the No. 62 pick.

Rosen became expendable after the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray with the first overall pick.

The Cardinals selected Rosen in the first round just one year ago.


Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dolphins, Cardinals Continue To Discuss Josh Rosen Trade

Apr 26, 2019 9:06 AM

The Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals continue to discuss a Josh Rosen trade.

Miami has been doing background work on Rosen for weeks, but the Cardinals still aren't prepared to give him away.

The New York Giants were a potential trade partner for Rosen, but they instead selected Daniel Jones at No. 6.

Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero/

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results

Apr 25, 2019 8:00 PM

The 2019 NFL Draft is upon us. RealGM is here to help you track all that goes down -- both here and on Twitter (@RealGMFootball). We'll post the results of the first round as the picks come in.


1. Arizona Cardinals - Kyler Murray, Oklahoma QB

2. San Francisco 49ers - Nick Bosa, Ohio State DE

3. New York Jets - Quinnen Williams, Alabama DT

4. Oakland Raiders - Clelin Ferrell, Clemson DE

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Devin White, LSU LB

6. New York Giants - Daniel Jones, Duke QB

7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Allen, Kentucky DE

8. Detroit Lions - T.J. Hockenson, Iowa TE

9. Buffalo Bills - Ed Oliver, Houston DT

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver) - Devin Bush, Michigan LB

11. Cincinnati Bengals - Jonah Williams, Alabama OT

12. Green Bay Packers - Rashan Gary, Michigan DE

13. Miami Dolphins - Christian Wilkins, Clemson DT

14. Atlanta Falcons - Chris Lindstrom, Boston College G

15. Washington Redskins - Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State QB

16. Carolina Panthers - Brian Burns, Florida State OLB

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland) - Dexter Lawrence, Clemson DT

18. Minnesota Vikings - Garrett Bradbury, NC State C

19. Tennessee Titans - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State DT

20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh) - Noah Fant, Iowa TE

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) - Darnell Savage, Maryland DB

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore) - Andre Dillard, Washington State OT

23. Houston Texans - Tytus Howard, Alabama State OT

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago) - Josh Jacobs, Alabama RB

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia) - Marquise Brown, Oklahoma WR

26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis) - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State LB

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas) - Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State DB

28. Los Angeles Chargers - Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame DL

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City) - L.J. Collier, TCU DE

30. New York Giants (from Seattle via Green Bay through New Orleans) - DeAndre Baker, Georgia CB

31. Atlanta Falcons (from L.A. Rams) - Kaleb McGary, Washington OT

32. New England Patriots - N'Keal Harry, Arizona State WR

RealGM Staff Report

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Giants Discussing Josh Rosen Trade With Cardinals
The Giants own 12 picks in the draft, including No. 37 overall in Round 2.

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Cardinals Make Decision On First Overall Selection
Quinnen Williams has received a call from Steve Keim that he's still a possibility to be selected first overall.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Cardinals To Hold Final Meeting About No. 1 Pick
The Cardinals have the first overall pick on Thursday night and will hold a final meeting over the next couple of days to discuss their options, according to sources.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Josh Rosen: It's My Duty To Prove Cardinals Wrong If They Ship Me Off
Josh Rosen admits the uncertainity of his future with the Cardinals has bothered him.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Cardinals Claim They Haven't Decided On No. 1 Pick
The Cardinals have the first overall pick in next week's NFL draft, but Steve Keim said a decision on whom Arizona will pick has not been made.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Jason La Canfora: Cardinals All-In On Kyler Murray
Kliff Kingsbury was on record praising Kyler Murray before he became head coach of the Cardinals.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

David Johnson Excited To Run More Shotgun
Kliff Kingsbury used a lot of shotgun at Texas Tech and is expected to do the same with the Cardinals.


Josh Rosen Reports To Cardinals Voluntary Offseason Workouts
Josh Rosen's future with the Cardinals is uncertain as they may select Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the draft.

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Josh Rosen Expected To Report To Start Of Cardinals' Offseason Program
The Cardinals have yet to engage in trade talks involving Josh Rosen.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Cardinals Have Dinner With Nick Bosa
The Cardinals have been strongly linked with Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick, but Nick Bosa is widely considered the top overall prospect.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Giants Internally Explore Trade For Josh Rosen
The Giants could still also select a quarterback in this year's draft.

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Kliff Kingsbury Insists Josh Rosen Fits His System
Kliff Kingsbury said with the first overall draft pick comes "tons of chatter."

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Kliff Kingsbury On No. 1 Pick: 'Everything's On The Table'
With the NFL Draft drawing closer, Kliff Kingsbury says the Cardinals haven't ruled out anything with the first overall pick.

Grant Gordon/NFL

49ers Could Have 'Feeding Frenzy' If Kyler Murray Falls To No. 2
Jay Glazer predicts there a number of teams who would look to trade up to No. 2 for Kyler Murray.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Kyler Murray Meeting With Kliff Kingsbury, Steve Keim
Kyler Murray is the favorite to be picked by the Cardinals with the first overall pick.


Terrell Suggs Agrees To One-Year, $7M Deal With Cardinals
Terrell Suggs had spent his entire career with the Ravens since he was drafted in 2003 out of Arizona State.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Marcus Gilbert Traded By Steelers To Cardinals
Marcus Gilbert appeared in 88 games (87 starts) over eight seasons with the Steelers after they drafted him in the second round in 2011.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals Receive Trade Interest From Multiple Teams On Josh Rosen
The Cardinals traded up to select Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick last year.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Raiders Considered One Team Consistently In On Antonio Brown
The Broncos and Cardinals are now believed to be out on Antonio Brown.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk