Cardinals taking quarterback first overall? Don’t be surprised

On a previous episode of Bold Strategy, I discussed why people shouldn’t be surprised if the Cardinals take Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. On this episode, I look at why the Arizona front office has dropped hints they are looking at a new quarterback and that last year’s first round pick Josh Rosen could be playing somewhere else in 2019.

Fourth & Goal: Flacco trade, Dak’s comments, and more

A new fourth and goal and this one is a good one. We discuss the latest Joe Flacco trade to the Denver Broncos and Antonio Brown officially declaring he wants a trade out of Pittsburgh. We also explore Arizona’s recent comments about the first overall pick and why Dak Prescott’s comments about Tom Brady are false and could be bad news for the Dallas Cowboys.

It’s a bold strategy: why Cardinals could select a quarterback at number one

It’s a brand new segment on Rich Sports Talk called “Bold Strategy”. Here, we explore out of the box sports ideas that when you really think about it make a lot of sense. On our first episode we explore why it would make sense for the Arizona Cardinals to select a quarterback with the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. We look at everything from Kilff Kingsbury saying he would select Murray first overall to why the Cardinals could also get a good trade package for Josh Rosen. It’s a bold strategy, but here are the reasons why it could happen.

NFC West Preview

The third part of our eight part series breaking down each division heading into the 2018 NFL season. On this episode let’s look at the NFC West where the Los Angeles Rams will look to build off of their impressive 2017 and are one of this year’s top contenders for the Super Bowl. However, with their busy offseason and so many marquee names in the building could this effect the Rams chemistry?

In the bay area, can Jimmy Garoppolo continue where he left off with the 49ers at the end of last season. Also, could Pete Carrol see history repeat itself in Seattle? Check out all the this and more on the latest episode and remember to hit that subscribe button for all the latest content.

Quarterback Roulette: Where Will Top Prospects Land?

Jameis Winston: Round 1 Pick 1 winston-football-640

This pick has seemingly been locked for a long time. Winston has been the consensus top quarterback in the class and has been almost locked as the top pick for months. Barring some trade or a bold decision, it looks like Winston will be a Buccaneer. It makes too much sense. Tampa Bay has been desperate fort a franchise quarterback for years, Winston is from the Tampa area, the small market could help the media exposure around Winston, and Tampa has some great weapons on offense. With the state of the NFC South, it’s not that far-fetched that if Winston can play well from day one, the Buccaneers could compete for the division title.

Marcus Mariota: Round 1 Pick 2Unknown-1

The biggest question about this year’s draft will be where will Mariota go? Will he be drafted high or fall? Will a team trade up for him? Which team could trade for him? In this scenario I have Tennessee grabbing him here for one of two reasons. First, they need a franchise quarterback and Zach Mettenberger is probably not the answer. The other reason he could go here is that Tennessee could play the leverage game and try to trade him for more draft picks. Either way Mariota will probably be off the board sooner than later.

Bryce Petty: Round 1 Pick 19NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Baylor

Every year quarterbacks go earlier in the draft then projected. It is a quarterback driven lead after all and teams will be aggressive to get a quarterback before they come off the board. With two first round picks, the Browns have the luxury to use one of the picks on a quarterback while still getting a talented player with the other. I have Petty going with the later pick. Cleveland has made it clear that they are no longer sold on Manziel and Petty has the type of character make up a franchise would want at quarterback. Petty will need some time to sit and learn the playbook and with Josh McCown now on the Browns it has made it the perfect situation for Petty to sit and learn rather than playing right away. It also could give Cleveland the excuse to move on from Manziel.

Garrett Grayson: Round 2 Pick 6usatsi8192945

The Washington Redskins could be looking to move on from Robert Griffin III. However, they probably will not want to use a first round pick on a quarterback even if Mariota is available. In the second round Washington could take a shot on Garrett Grayson who has been battling Hundley and Petty to be the third quarterback off the board. Grayson has the size and enough arm talent to possibly be a future franchise quarterback in the NFL. While Griffin has more physical talent, the problems with his leadership and durability will have Washington looking for a possible replacement plan.

Brett Hundley: Round 2 Pick 23 UCLA UCLA (vs. Washington, Nov. 15)

Despite three different quarterbacks in 2014, the Arizona Cardinals were able to make the playoffs. However, with Carson Palmer’s health now a question mark the team needs a solid backup plan. Hundley could be the future starter in Arizona, and could be groomed in the meantime under Palmer. Arizona has the defense to be a contender but they will need a quarterback to get there. Hundley could be that option if Palmer is hurt again and Hundley’s skill set is perfect for not only this team but this division. With a division with great defenses and pass rushers, a mobile quarterback in the pocket is crucial. There’s a reason the NFC West has two of the most mobile quarterbacks in the league, it’s because this division has great defenses. Arizona needs a quarterback to get back to the postseason and Hundley is a great security blanket should Palmer get hurt again.