NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks



  • Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reports most teams believe the Cardinals are still taking Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray despite having dinner with Ohio State DE Nick Bosa.
  • According to Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals have not yet decided if they’re going to take Murray. 
  • Rapoport mentions that the start of offseason workouts next week is not a deadline to trade QB Josh Rosen. Instead, Rapoport says “they could keep both quarterbacks until they decide not to.”
  • The Cardinals like Rosen above the other quarterbacks in this draft, and Rapoport believes it would take “a very, very good offer if they decide to trade Rosen, which, of course, they haven’t decided yet.”
  • ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports that Rosen has a wide range in potential trade value based on discussions with coaches and executives from seven teams at the NFL owners meetings.  
  • One head coach said Rosen should be worth a first-round pick, saying, “If you liked him last year in the first round, I don’t know why you wouldn’t give up that this year.” 
  • Others said Rosen is only worth a first from a lower-level playoff team, otherwise, they don’t expect the Cardinals to get more than a second and potentially as low as a fifth.


  • According to Ian Rapoport, if the Seahawks don’t meet QB Russell Wilson‘s April 15 deadline, he won’t hold out or skip any team activities, but he also won’t pick up negotiations until next offseason.
  • Rapoport says the Seahawks would likely be forced to place the franchise tag on Wilson in that case.
  • Adam Schefter reports Wilson provided the Seahawks with his deadline in January, so this did not sneak up on the team. 
  • Mike Garafolo reports the Seahawks would like to get a deal done quickly as well.
  • Garafolo says Wilson’s new deal will likely make him the highest-paid player in the NFL above Aaron Rodgers‘ $33.5 million per year. 

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