A few of the stars will not surprise anyone, but a couple other players may surprise some people in the list of the top ten highest-selling NFL jerseys.
Five of the best quarterbacks that the NFL has seen in recent years remain at the top, but after that is where things get interesting.
The top selling NFL jerseys belong to the two quarterbacks who will be seen in the upcoming Super Bowl, Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, respectively. Three of the top ten spots also belong to members of the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks will be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl, and have had the best record in the league throughout the season.
They defeated the San Francisco 49ers to get to the big game, while being led by Colin Kaepernick, who is also featured on the top ten list of NFL jerseys.
Peyton Manning & Russell Wilson have the #1 & #2 best-selling jerseys since 4/01/2013. NFL literally couldn't ask for a better Super Bowl
— Sam Girard (@hwkbgr) January 22, 2014
After the two quarterbacks that advanced to the Super Bowl, the two that were eliminated last week come in third and fourth, with Colin Kaepernick at third and Tom Brady at fourth.
Due to the great amount of attention that he has received as of recently in part thanks to his outrageous interview with Erin Andrews, and the recent fine that he received for taunting Michael Crabtree, Richard Sherman has also earned a spot in the top list of NFL jerseys.
Richard Sherman is a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, and is a likely candidate to win the defensive player of the year award. He is also the only defensive player on the top ten list for NFL jerseys, with the other nine players being quarterbacks and only two running backs.
The total sales that account for the top ten sales of NFL jerseys is for the league’s fiscal year, which began on April 1, 2013.
The full list can be seen here:
1. Peyton Manning, Broncos
2. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
3. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers
4. Tom Brady, Patriots
5. Drew Brees, Saints
6. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
7. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
8. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
9. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
10. Richard Sherman, Seahawks
With the top ten players with NFL jerseys in sales over the past year, the Seahawks have three players with Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and Richard Sherman, coming in 2nd, 6th, and 10th place. They will meet the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on February 2nd.
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