The Arizona Cardinals reportedly never even contacted the New England Patriots about a potential Josh Rosen trade.

But apparently the Cardinals put the defending champions on their Rosen radar at the very last minute -- as in, while the 2019 NFL Draft was already happening.

In his column Monday, the MMQB's Robert Klemko reported that Arizona general manager Steve Keim reached out to Rosen's agent, Ryan Williams, in the middle of the draft to ask if the quarterback would want to be traded to New England.

From Klemko:

Then at 6 the Giants took former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, and Keim asked Williams if the Patriots liked his client and might be open to making him the heir apparent to Tom Brady.

That means the Cardinals still didn't contact the Patriots about a Rosen trade before dealing the QB to the Miami Dolphins for a second- and fifth-round pick.