“I’d take him with the first pick in the draft, if I could,” Kingsbury said at the time, via KLBK in Lubbock, Texas. “I know he’s signed up to play baseball, but he’s a dominant football player. I would take him with the first pick.”Murray then began to contemplate going to the NFL instead of playing baseball, one year after he was taken in the first round by the Athletics. Projections started placing him in the first round, and in some cases, near the top of the draft.Questions swirled around Kingsbury as people wondered whether he would take Murray with the No. 1 pick, like he said he would if he had the opportunity.The conversation only escalated Monday when Murray officially declared he was going to play football and forgo his contract with the A’s. NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray commits to focusing on football “Josh (Rosen) is our guy,” Kingsbury told the Cardinals’ website.Kliff Kingsbury on the Kyler Murray talk: He understands the chatter but “Josh (Rosen) is our guy.”— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) February 12, 2019When Kingsbury first accepted the job in Arizona, a clip started to make the rounds with Kingsbury being very complementary of then-Oklahoma quarterback Murray. Related News A’s won’t give up on Kyler Murray, report says Murray is favored by BetOnline to be taken by the Dolphins with the 13th pick. The Cardinals have the second best odds at plus-500.Rosen went 3-10 as the Cardinals starter last season, completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Josh Rosen is Kliff Kingsbury’s quarterback.After the Cardinals’ new head coach took the job with Arizona and his team earned the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, people started to wonder if Kingsbury would select quarterback Kyler Murray. Kingsbury dispelled that notion Tuesday.