Josh Rosen was one of the quarterbacks the Arizona Cardinals took in last season and initially showed promise. His performance faded as the season progressed, but it was not entirely his fault. Such has spawned trade rumors, and new head coach Kliff Kingsbury may have finally quashed all that.

The new Cardinals head coach cleared the air recently, saying that any trade suggestions involving quarterback Rosen was ludicrous and not happening, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported. Being new to the mix, it seems that Kingsbury is giving current players the benefit of the doubt.

According to, Kingsbury already had a brief chat with Rosen by phone. The upcoming sophomore had informed him of his plans to get some rest after the season despite the Collective Bargaining Agreement saying that players and coaches can’t say much more to each other than hello this time of year.

“I want to get to know Josh, get to understand what makes him tick,” Kingsbury said. “I do think he wants to be a great player in this league.”

Rosen taking a break is understandable. He started out solid but degenerated as the season went on. The blame is not entirely on his shoulders since there have been injuries to the offensive line. The losses piled up and things just went haywire. He completed just 55.2 percent of his passes and had a passer rating of 66. He had just 11 touchdowns in 13 games to go with 14 interceptions.

The fate of Rosen has apparently become a point of discussion as of late, especially with Kingsbury being linked to top prospect, Kyler Murray. NBC Sports reported that the 39-year-old coach would take in Murray with the first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Cardinals own the rights to the first overall pick.

This has resulted to rumors of a potential Rosen trade, with the New England Patriots being singled out as a potential landing spot for the 21-year-old out of UCLA. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kingsbury has been credited with the success of aiding quarterbacks in the collegiate level and could be the coach to help Rosen get back on track. This is assuming that he will get along well with the new Cardinals head coach.

And even if they do end up picking Murray, keeping Rosen is a plausible scenario. He is one year ahead of the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, giving him a bit of an edge in terms of experience. Hence, it all depends on who responds to Murray's call and plays.