Rosen was given a heads up by his agent, who told him “don’t be surprised if this might happen” and then a minute before the Cardinals made submitted their pick, the phone rang.
“Literally [Kingsbury is] like, ‘Hey, so we’re about to draft Kyler. I don’t really know what happens now,'” Rosen said.
“And I responded, ‘I don’t really know what happens either.’
“But regardless, at least he gave me the courtesy of giving me the call.
Literally [Kingsbury is] like, ‘Hey, so we’re about to draft Kyler. I don’t really know what happens now,’ and I responded, ‘I don’t really know what happens either’
“I love everyone in that building, with the exception of maybe one or two guys there.”
One year before Rosen was taken by the Cardinals with the 10th overall pick in the draft, but a lot can happen in 12 months.
The Cardinals took Murray and traded Rosen to the Miami Dolphins in return for a second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Rosen had a rookie season to forget in Arizona, as the team finished with an awful 3-13 record last season, where he completed 217 of 393 passes (55.2 per cent) for 2,278 yards and 11 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Speaking on ‘The Rich Eisen Show’, Rosen revealed he still hasn’t had any contact from Cardinals general manager Steve Keim.
And the quarterback from California explained that it is something that annoyed him.
“The only thing that really did kind of frustrate me through this whole process was like I still haven’t heard from my old GM,” Rosen said.
“I hadn’t talked to him for months before. Still haven’t talked to him after.
“That was kind of frustrating, but for the most part, I’m just ready to put that whole chapter behind me and keep pushing on and playing football.”
Rosen did however have kind words for coach Kingsbury, who also took the time to call him after the draft to wish him well for the future.
“I have the most respect for Kliff,” Rosen said.
“I don’t slight anyone for making business decisions they think are best for them and their family, but I appreciated how he acted like a man and was very respectful.
“He was wishing me the best. He called me even the day after the draft wishing me good luck.
“And I wished him good luck. I even gave Kyler a call, sent him a text that said good luck, I’m wishing you the best.”
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