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The New York Giants are reportedly ‘not in love’ with the idea of trading for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen

Thus far in the NFL offseason, the New York Giants trading for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen has been an interesting narrative.

The Giants could get a young quarterback who would be mentored by Eli Manning and complete the “Kansas City” model that has been so favored in this modern-day NFL. The Cardinals, on the other hand, could then draft Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with their No. 1 overall draft pick, a move head coach Kliff Kingsbury seems inspired by.

However, the Rosen to the Giants idea now seems to be coming to a halt.

Jordan Raanan of ESPN reported this week on the “Breaking Big Blue” podcast that the Giants may not be “in love” with the young UCLA product.

“Here’s what I know — not what I think — but what I know. The Giants are not in love with Josh Rosen. Fact,” Raanan stated.

“If he’s going to cost a fairly high amount in returns of capital and return, his value, if it’s a second-round pick, I don’t think the Giants will go in that direction. Any of the first-round picks, forget about it. They don’t love him as a player. There’s concerns about whether his personality will hold up in New York, and he’s the type of leader you need at quarterback. There’s nothing in the past year that took those concerns and eliminated them, so they still exist.

“Now, the Giants had a pretty solid grade on him last year — I believe it was a first-round grade. So they would take the shot if the price is right. Now what I believe that would be, would be somewhere in the third-round range. So if it’s their third-round pick for Josh Rosen, sure. But I also think the Arizona Cardinals can get more than that from someone else.”

According to a report in March from NFL analyst Joel Klatt of FOX Sports, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers are also interested in the young quarterback. Which, of course, makes sense. Like the Giants, both organizations have older quarterbacks who may not have many years left in them.

If the Giants don’t go with Rosen, there are still numerous ways to help complete the ‘future quarterback’ process. They can look to the draft this year which includes Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, Duke QB Daniel Jones and Missouri QB Drew Lock, or even hold out until the 2020 draft.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.