Two of the most popular players in the NFL right now are members of the Philadelphia Eagles. In terms of jersey sales, at least.
FOX Sports recently shared the following data:
Here's a look at the top selling player jerseys in the NFL pic.twitter.com/uCImRKOk1T— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) May 28, 2021
The timeframe isn’t explicitly defined but I’m guessing it’s for the last month. Here’s the list in written form for your viewing convenience:
1 - Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tim Tebow (teal)
2 - Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tim Tebow (black)
3 - Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields (blue)
4 - Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields (orange)
5 - Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields (white)
6 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (white)
7 - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris
8 - Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert
9 - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
10 - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
11 - Philadelphia Eagles WR DeVonta Smith
12 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (red)
13 - Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts
14 - Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence
15 - Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow
Some quick thoughts:
- Lol. Tebow! Nice to see a former Eagles legend leading the list with two different jerseys. There’s no way he doesn’ make the Jags’ roster, right? Crazy how he’s significantly outselling their starting quarterback and No. 1 overall pick.
- Not accounting for legacy (so, someone like Jason Kelce or Brian Dawkins), Smith is arguably the best Eagles jersey purchase you can make right now. Philly’s roster isn’t exactly loaded with exciting, young talent. Smith is the best bet to be a valuable contributor for years to come. Also, DeVonta wearing No. 6 is just a cool look. He won the Heisman in that number and he’s one of just several starting receivers currently wearing a single digit.
- Makes sense to see Hurts here with him taking over as the Eagles’ starting quarterback and also changing from No. 2 to No. 1. Risky purchase, though. There’s a pretty decent chance he’s not going to be the Eagles’ long-term starter under center.