Marvin Harrison Jr. has had quite the odd start to his professional career. He has yet to sign the NFLPA licensing agreement, preventing fans from buying his NFL jersey. Now, the Arizona Cardinals‘ highly anticipated receiver is facing a lawsuit from Fanatics.

Reports indicate that Fanatics filed the lawsuit against Marvin Harrison Jr. claiming he breached a contract, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Harrison's team says there is no contract.

“Fanatics filed a lawsuit today in NY Supreme Court against rookie WR Marvin Harrison Jr. for breach of contract. Harrison’s team says it has no contract while the lawsuit states the two sides have signed an autograph agreement dating back to last May worth more than $1 million.”

It's an odd situation as you'd think both sides would remember signing a contract. You'd think it'd be easy to prove or disprove but here we are. It's not clear exactly what's going on but Harrison's team seems open to fighting the lawsuit filed by Fanatics.

Overall, this shouldn't effect Harrison's ability on the field. He's going to step in as the immediate No. 1 wide receiver for the Cardinals offense. Marvin Harrison Jr. has the potential of becoming one of, if not, the best wide receivers in the league. These off-field issues don't seem to be a big distraction right now and he should be able to handle this lawsuit situation without missing a step in his development in the NFL.

Marvin Harrison Jr.'s career outlook with Cardinals

Marvin Harrison Jr.
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When it comes down to it, Marvin Harrison Jr. was arguably the best player available in the 2024 NFL Draft. He is one of the most polished wide receiver prospects we've ever seen enter the league and the Cardinals suddenly have a possible superstar target for Kyler Murray. We should expect to see Harrison's number called often throughout his career.

Harrison played three seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, playing as a starter in two of those seasons. He finished his collegiate career with 2,613 yards and 32 total touchdowns off of 155 receptions. Marvin Harrison Jr. is more than capable of catching any ball thrown his way and his talents should translate nicely in the NFL.

With that said, we should expect to see the Cardinals utilize him early and often. Harrison is capable of lining up anywhere, making him a versatile weapon. Having Harrison on the roster gives Arizona a massive boost on offense as guys like Trey McBride and Michael Wilson will largely benefit with opposing defenses focusing on Harrison.

Harrison was able to learn from his father who is a Hall of Fame wide receiver. So, it's no wonder Marvin Harrison Jr. is such a highly touted rookie. The Hall of Fame is definitely in the realm of possibilities for the Cardinals' rookie. But he has a long way to go and must prove himself in the NFL.