2014年10月18日星期六

Brian Hoyer jersey sales exceed Johnny Manziel's

From the department of “should have happened six weeks ago,” Brian Hoyer jerseys have finally started outselling Johnny Manziel jerseys nationwide.

This raises the important question: Who’s still buying Johnny Manziel jerseys? I can see why people bought them from May through August, when the rookie was a celebrated draft pick still in contention to become Browns’ starter. I can see why people will buy them in the future, when the celebrated quarterback eventually gets a chance to play in the league. But right now? Once it became clear Manziel was going to ride the bench to start the season, then became figuratively glued to that seat after Hoyer’s hot start put the Browns in playoff contention, who’s still shelling out money for Johnny Football gear?

2014年10月15日星期三

Russell Wilson is No. 1 in NFL jersey sales

On Monday, the NFL Players Association released its player sales figures for June 1 through Aug. 31. Based on this actual data, Wilson has Sherman beat.

Wilson reclaimed the sales throne temporarily wrested away by Johnny Manziel, who set the jersey game on fire before becoming entrenched as a clipboard man in Ohio. Wilson was the top seller in both Nike game jerseys and Nike T-shirts. Translation in newspaper headline terms: Super Bowl-Winning Pro Quarterback In Pacific Northwest Is Beloved.

The top 10 list:

Aaron Rodgers
1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
4. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
6. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
7. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns
8. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
10. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans