NFL teams kicked off their training camps this week and between the upcoming camp visits as well as the regular season, fans are ready to buy their favorite jerseys for the 2013 season.
Back in June, we took a look at the top-selling jerseys sold through March 31, 2013. The Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took the top spot, followed by Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos) and Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens).
Fast forward to the summer and fans’ preferences have changed. From the time period between April 1 to June 30, there’s a new top- selling jersey: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In the previous time period, he was No. 4.
The most recent top 10 selling jerseys, according NFLShop.com, include the following:
1. Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers)
2. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)
3. Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins)
4. Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)
5. Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos)
6. Ryan Tannehill (Miami Dolphins)
7. Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
8. Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens)
9. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
10. Brian Urlacher (Chicago Bears)
- It’s still all about the quarterback as seven landed in the Top 10 with four in the Top 5. Tannehill is a new entrant to the list after not cracking the Top 25 last year. Wilson made a nice jump as he was No. 14 earlier this year. In addition to top sales at the NFLShop, Kaepernick is also the sales leader at Fanatics.com, reported CNBC.com.
- Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco sits in the 25th spot.
- Being an active player or not doesn’t matter: both Lewis and Urlacher have retired.
- Really, just one running back and zero wide receivers?
- Dropped from the top 10 was the New York Giants Victor Cruz and the 49ers’ Patrick Willis.
- Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow is no longer on any lists. This spring he was No. 13 with his New York Jets jersey. He exited the top 25 in his new role for the Patriots and should this move resurrect his career, maybe his jersey sales will return.
- For the team leaders, the 49ers sit in the top spot. Behind them are the Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Ravens and the Patriots.
- For rookie sales, San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o grabbed the No. 1 spot. The rest of the top five (in order) includes the following: Tavon Austin (St. Louis Rams), E.J. Manuel (Buffalo Bills), Cordarrelle Patterson (Minnesota Vikings) and Eddie Lacy (Green Bay Packers). Te’ o is the only defensive player in this Top 5. Questions may be lingering about the Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith as he was excluded.