Ahead of each new NFL season, fans flock to athletic stores and shopping websites to purchase their favorite team’s jerseys.
Some choose their favorite player while others decide to go get the rookies. Some fans buy a new jersey because their favorite player is leaving the team. Bigger fan bases sell more jerseys and not just from a specific player, but all the stars on the team.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib’s jersey was the best-selling NFL this week, according to Fanatics.com. Nassib posted a video earlier this week on his Instagram page revealing that he is gay. To support Nassib and his courage, fans quickly purchased his jersey, making him the best seller of the week so far.
Best-selling NFL jersey in 2021
Before the start of the 2020 season, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovaila had the best-selling jersey (both home and away versions). But right behind him in the sales rankings was quarterback Tom Brady.
While Tom Brady’s jersey has always been a bestseller, his signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after only playing for one team his entire career, prompted fans to hurry up and buy a new one. Jersey.
Tom Brady’s jersey was the bestseller of the entire 2020-21 season as well as the 2021 offseason. Brady’s jersey sales figures broke the National Football League jersey sales record. This includes all versions of the Buccaneers jersey: red, white and pewter jerseys.
Brady’s jersey sales in 2020 broke the record for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the 2018 season. Mahomes’ jersey is still one of the best-selling jerseys in the National Football League.
In 2019, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were ranked 28th in overall jersey sales. But the addition of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski added a sense of excitement among Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans.
Along with Brady and Mahomes, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, Nassib, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith were also top sellers.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have also seen an increase in jersey sales. The addition of Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne in the 2021 NFL Draft and the acquisition of former Florida Gators great Tim Tebow drastically increased the number of Jaguars jersey sales.