Kliff Kingsbury Once Said He'd Take Kyler Murray 1st Overall If He Could, So I Guess We Have To Talk About It Now That He Can
Quick question, what the hell are we doing? Like, in general, as sports fans, analysts, and opinion offerers alike, what in the hell are we doing? Are we not rapidly approaching the most intriguing weekend of the NFL playoffs? Are storylines really that lacking that we need to take an old quote that, like every football coach's pregame answer about a member of the opposition, was effusive in praise and try to shamelessly manufacture news out of it, despite it being offered under insanely different circumstances?
Kliff Kingsbury talking about taking Kyler Murray number one overall two entire job titles prior to be putting in the position to do just that is coincidental, and nothing else. It's like the average asshole halfheartedly making a list of the things they'd buy if they magically stumbled upon a million dollars. Unless you have the asset management of Allen Iverson, chances are the priorities on that list will start to shift if you actually fuck around and win the lottery.
That's not to take anything away from Kyler Murray as a prospect or to pump Josh Rosen's tires. It's just to say that taking them both in the top ten of back-to-back drafts would be completely unprecedented. Therefore, can we wait until we have a source more solid than "this super nice, context-less thing a then college coach once said about a Heisman Trophy candidate in preparation of playing against him" before trying to speak it into being a legitimate possibility?