With Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts changing his number from 2 to 1, an uptick in gross sales of the second-year quarterback’s jersey certainly is coming. (The brand new jerseys aren’t but on the staff’s on-line retailer; nevertheless, the worth for the remaining stock of No. 2 has dropped from $119.99 to $59.99. Which is about $58.99 too excessive.)
It’s a precursor to the avalanche of purchases that will likely be made if/when single-digit numbers become open season for operating backs, receivers, tight ends, linebackers, and defensive backs. And that will likely be superb for the NFL’s enterprise.
It gained’t be good for many who bought at full worth jerseys with the gamers’ prior numbers, and it additionally will create a stockpile of out of date product, for a number of gamers on each staff.
At one level, the NFL required gamers who modified numbers to pay for the unsold jerseys. Given the potential gross sales sparked by the most recent potential efforts of the No Enjoyable League to alter its methods, they need to simply write off the losses from the jerseys with the outdated numbers — and prepare to begin counting the cash coming from the gross sales of jerseys with the brand new numbers.