This whole Michael Vick road to redemption is going good. Almost too good some might say... but it's hard to deny that so far Vick looks destined to reclaim his superstar status. Winning the NFC offensive player of the month was the first big sign and now comes the second... His jersey is flying off the shelves. CNBC is reporting that local stores are stocking up on #7 Eagles jerseys to meet the demand.
"Certainly after coach Reid declared him the starter and offered his vote of confidence, demand and sales escalated and we did bring in more (jerseys) to meet customer needs," said Jed Berger, senior vice president of marketing for Modell's Sporting Goods, which brought Eagles No. 7 jerseys into its stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
Previously, Dick's Sporting Goods had said they didn't plan to carry Vick's jersey because they didn't think it would sell. So much for that.
On Monday morning, however, two Dick's Sporting Goods stores in the Philadelphia area were promising customers that Vick jerseys would be in by the end of the week.
I'm rooting for Michael Vick. I'm on board with seeing how far he can take this team... but I don't think he'd be the first Eagle whose jersey I would buy. Or the second or third for that matter. I suspect there's a healthy part of the Eagles fanbase that feels similarly. But hey, if he goes out and beats the Washington Redskins this weekend.. all bets may be off and I think a lot more people could end up on the Vick bandwagon.