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Odds Now Say Josh Rosen Stays With Arizona Cardinals Ahead of NFL Draft

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in NFL Football

Apr 24, 2019 · 10:23 AM PDT

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Will Josh Rosen be changing zip codes soon? Photo by @pfrumors (Twitter)
  • Josh Rosen is now favored to be on the Arizona Cardinals roster at the start of the 2019 NFL season
  • The Cardinals are expected to draft Kyler Murray first overall but seem content to hold on to Rosen for now
  • Which team will Rosen be on in Week 1 of the NFL season?

Josh Rosen doesn’t appear to be leaving the desert anytime soon. The 2018 first round draft pick has been subject to trade rumors for weeks, but despite the expectation that Arizona will draft Kyler Murray first overall, Rosen is a favorite to be on the Cardinals roster for Week 1 of the 2019 season.

Which Team Will Josh Rosen Be on Week 1 of the 2019 NFL Season?

Which Team Will Josh Rosen Be on Week 1 of the 2019 NFL Season? Odds at BookMaker
Arizona Cardinals +130
Washington Redskins +200
NY Giants +600
LA Chargers +1250
Cincinnati Bengals +1500
New England Patriots +5000
Field +250

*Odds taken 04/22/19

A week ago, the Redskins were the favorites to land Rosen, but according to Adam Schefter, they’re no longer considered serious players.

Arizona is Not Actively Shopping Rosen

The biggest reason Rosen is still toiling on the Cardinals’ roster in uncertainty is because Arizona is not actively trying to trade him. Sure they’ll listen to offers, but they’re not initiating the conversation. According to various reports, the Cardinals haven’t called anyone regarding a trade for Rosen, which brings in to question their intentions on draft night.

It’s possible Arizona isn’t shopping him because they’re trying to conceal the fact that they’re drafting Murray, or perhaps they’re starting to sour on Murray and are considering keeping Rosen.

Murray to the Cardinals is No Longer a Lock

Several reports have emerged in the last week that the Cardinals are still undecided on who they’ll select first, and there’s a real possibility they could trade down or stand pat and select a defensive player.

Even if they do choose Kyler, the fact that a unanimous decision hasn’t been reached less than 48 hours before the draft explains why Arizona has been unwilling to accept a below market offer for Rosen.

Don’t Sleep on the Chargers

If the Cardinals wind up drafting Murray, don’t sleep on the Chargers trying to get involved in the Rosen sweepstakes. Rosen is from the area, and Los Angeles will soon be in the market for the successor to Philip Rivers. At this point last year, Rosen projected to be a better player than all four of the QB’s currently expected to go in the first round, and sitting for a year or two behind Rivers could do wonders for his development.

The +1250 odds are very attractive, and the Chargers are the type of organization that will see plenty of value in acquiring an asset like Rosen.

Pick: LA Chargers (+1250)

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