Marvin Harrison Jr. jerseys: Can Arizona Cardinals finally buy them?

May 23, 2024, 5:30 PM

Marvin Harrison Jr. poses after getting drafted by the Arizona Cardinals...

(L-R) Marvin Harrison Jr. poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected fourth overall by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza on April 25, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It was a big day in the desert on Thursday, with Marvin Harrison Jr. signing a four-year contract and simultaneously opening up the door for Arizona Cardinals fans to (finally) secure the wide receiver’s jersey.

As pointed out by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Harrison putting pen to paper on a standard player contract attaches him to the NFLPA’s Group Licensing Agreement. That allows for the 2024 No. 4 overall pick’s jersey to now be sold.

“When a player signs an NFLPA Group Licensing Assignment or assigns his group licensing rights to the NFLPA through Paragraph 4(b) of his NFL player contract, he gives the NFLPA the exclusive right to use his name, number, likeness, voice, facsimile signature, photograph, picture and/or biographical information (collectively ‘image’) in licensed programs involving six or more players,” the NFLPA’s website reads.

That would also mean Harrison can appear in video games — think Madden — and on trading cards, among other things.

The news of Harrison’s jersey hitting the shelves comes less than a week after retailer Fanatics filed a lawsuit against the NFL wide receiver for a breach of contract over a deal the two sides struck last May.

According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss and Adam Schefter, the retailer in the suit said Harrison “has refused to fulfill his obligations to the deal while he also ‘publicly asserted’ that the contract does not exist.”

It appears even with the lawsuit ongoing, Cardinals fans will be able to buy Harrison’s jersey.

Away from the jersey back-and-forth, Harrison is expected to take over right away as Arizona’s WR1 in 2024 and beyond.

He joins a wide receivers room that features second-year pro Michael Wilson, slot man Greg Dortch and veteran Zay Jones.

How much is Marvin Harrison Jr.’s rookie contract worth?

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Harrison’s contract is fully guaranteed and worth $35.37 million. It also came with a $22.5 million signing bonus.

His yearly average of $8.84 million put him 31st among NFL wide receivers, per Spotrac.

Cardinals Corner

Greg Dortch looks on during OTAs...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Greg Dortch hungrier than ever in expanded offensive role

After seeing limited offensive opportunities in the past, Cardinals wide receiver Greg Dortch is getting a legit chance to shine in 2024.

1 day ago

Kyzir White and his teammates look on during OTAs...

Tyler Drake

White: Cardinals showing new level of maturity in Year 2 of regime

Kyzir White isn't big on comparing teams. He has, however, seen some early similarities between the 2024 Cardinals and 2022 Eagles.

3 days ago

Kyzir White runs through drills during OTAs...

Tyler Drake

Arizona Cardinals’ Kyzir White letting his play do the talking in 2024

Arizona Cardinals inside linebackers Kyzir White and Mack Wilson Sr. are expecting big things out of the newly formed tandem in 2024.

3 days ago

Michael Wilson looks on...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Michael Wilson, Marvin Harrison Jr. building off one another

Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Wilson has been a valuable resource for fellow wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and vice versa.

4 days ago

Max Melton at Cardinals minicamp...

Tyler Drake

Max Melton, Elijah Jones ‘growing together’ alongside Arizona’s young CBs

The makeup of the Cardinals CBs room calls for added competition. It also brings a level of togetherness that's been on display early on.

8 days ago

Max Melton and Elijah Jones stop by the Cardinals Corner podcast...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals Corner(s): Max Melton, Elijah Jones talk offseason, smooth NFL transition

It was a double dose of Cardinals guests on the latest episode of Cardinals Corner, with rookies Max Melton and Elijah Jones swinging by.

9 days ago

Marvin Harrison Jr. jerseys: Can Arizona Cardinals finally buy them?