If the Arizona Cardinals pass on Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, it could lure the New York Giants into trading up for him.
With the NFL Draft this week, pro teams are really honing in on the college talent they want to select. That being said, the Arizona Cardinals are slated to choose Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick.
However, there’s still a possibility that won’t happen. It’s not like the Cardinals don’t have any quarterback at all. They still have Josh Rosen who they selected No. 10 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Arizona could still look towards another position with that first pick.
Not to mention, if they really had their hearts set on Murray, they could’ve signed him to a contract already. That hasn’t occurred, giving fans the notion that anything could happen at this point.
So what if the Cardinals do decide to pass on Murray?
According to a report from Kristian Dyer of The Athletic, the New York Giants could trade up to take Murray if that were the case. Big Blue would most likely try to take the New York Jets‘ draft slot at No. 3 overall in order to be ahead of the Oakland Raiders at No. 4.
The Raiders have the opportunity to take a quarterback in the first round, as the future with their current quarterback Derek Carr doesn’t seem set in stone.
Source: If the #AZCardinals pass on Kyler Murray, the #Giants could potentially move up in the #NFLDraft. Their trade partner? The #Jets.
Giants have 12 picks & would want to move ahead of the #Raiders to draft Murray. Jets want multiple picks.#GiantsPride #JetsTwitter
— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) April 22, 2019
The Jets seemingly want more picks due to the fact that they only carry six at the moment. With the Giants in possession of 12 picks, a deal could be made if Murray isn’t selected with that No. 1 overall selection.
Murray had 4,361 passing yards and 42 touchdowns this past year for Oklahoma through the air. He also rushed for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns. He hasn’t been the Giants’ first choice when it comes to drafting a quarterback, but mostly because everyone thought Murray would be a Cardinal. But if that doesn’t happen, then who knows?
The future of the Giants offense consisting of Murray and running back Saquon Barkley seems very intriguing.