Does this Nike store in Tempe know something we don't? A rack of Josh Rosen jerseys are selling for 60-percent off. A jersey that once cost $100 dollars is now a very affordable $39.99. Is the apparel king anticipating Rosen being sent out of AZ to make way for Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray or is it just hooking up Cards fans at a reasonable price? The rack is full of Rosen's #3 ranging in all different sizes and is hard to miss as you stroll into Nike at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.
Rosen's future remains cloudy with the franchise that traded up and drafted him 10th overall in 2018. The Kyler to AZ hype train has been generating steam all week at the NFL Scouting Combine and analysts, experts and pundits alike are split on which direction the Cardinals will go.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport recently told Jody Oehler on The Drive that he strongly believes the team will stick with Rosen. Meanwhile, draft analyst Tony Pauline reported on Sunday that new Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been telling people in Indianapolis that Murray to the Cardinals is a "done deal."
There are several reasons for the price drop on Rosen. The sad news is Rosen's rookie season Total Quarterback Rating of 26.6 is still far below the major price cut. Let's hope if Rosen is really on the move that interested teams are looking to spend more for the QB than Nike thinks his jersey is worth.