Houston Texans may want to keep Arizona’s number for Kyler Murray trade
Should the Houston Texans make a trade offer with all the news and drama surrounding Kyler Murray?
Would the Houston Texans want to return fire on the Arizona Cardinals and get one of their star players in return? The NFL world saw Kyler Murray enter the league on a crazy circumstance (the Cardinals traded Josh Rosen, their first-round pick the year prior) to make room for Murray.
With Murray deleting all Cardinals-related content on his Instagram page, the offseason has its first player controversy. As the deciphering of this move is underway, the question comes down to if Houston should trade for Murray.
Before that question is answered, it’s still important to note that Murray is in the final year of his rookie deal. Therefore, May 2nd is the deadline to exercise the fifth-year option in his contract, with $28.5M due if that fifth-year option is exercised.
Should the Houston Texans trade for Kyler Murray? Not necessarily.
If the Houston Texans are as sold on Davis Mills as one thinks they are, then this idea doesn’t go far. However, no one knows what will happen to Deshaun Watson, and Tyrod Taylor might just have a better career from this point as a baker than an NFL quarterback.
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That leaves no one behind Mills. Unless one of these free-agent quarterbacks gets brought in, then trading for Murray may not be the worst thing in case something happens (god forbid) to Mills.
Murray would return to his home state, where he was a high school legend, and that may just be enough to make him happy. Murray may just bring former Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk with him.
Don’t expect Houston to be heavy participants if this situation escalates to an actual trade situation. But, on the other hand, don’t count them completely out of it.