Josh Rosen Trade Rumors: Redskins Don't 'Have Any Plans' to Deal for QB

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorApril 24, 2019

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 30: Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals warms-up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 30, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Washington Redskins do not "have any plans" to trade for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN on Wednesday.

Washington is in the market for a long-term solution at the position. Alex Smith, who started from Weeks 1 through 11 last year, suffered significant leg injuries in a Nov. 18 game against the Houston Texans. The team traded for Denver Broncos signal-caller Case Keenum in March, but he's entering the final year of a two-season deal.

Russini also reported Wednesday morning that the Skins "are in the market for a QB" and have eyed Ohio State signal-caller Dwayne Haskins as their "target."

As for Rosen, he could be the odd man out in Arizona. Numerous sources have connected the Cardinals with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, including Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports:

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“I’ve heard since the combine, resolutely, staunchly, that they are all-in on Kyler Murray.” @JasonLaCanfora joins the show, and believes that the Arizona Cardinals are selecting Murray No. 1 overall in April’s draft. https://t.co/FOgPhmEnCO

Some chatter in recent days has indicated that the Cardinals could go in another direction. Of note, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic speculated that Arizona would look elsewhere if Murray does not agree to sign a no-baseball clause. The writer also projected Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams to go No. 1 overall in his latest mock.

Murray, who played football and baseball in college, was drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in 2018.

Per McManaman, "there have been no indications that Murray and his agent, Eric Burkhardt, have told the Cardinals or any other NFL team that they aren't comfortable with any language written into a contract that would prevent Murray from the opportunity of playing professional baseball."

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim did say, meanwhile, that any team who picks Murray would have to speak with the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner about contractual language to prohibit a professional baseball career.

For his part, Rosen has been putting in the work even though his future with the franchise that drafted him 10th overall in 2018 is in doubt. Of note, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the ex-UCLA signal-caller was the first one on the scene for the team's voluntary workouts.

The New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins are Rosen's "primary suitors" if the Cardinals decide to move on, per a Monday report by ESPN's Adam Schefter (h/t Rotoworld).


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