Tua Leads NFL Jersey Sales
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has already taken the NFL by storm before play has commenced. Both variants of his all-new number one jersey are outselling any other player in the NFL.
The home aqua jersey is currently the top seller on NFLShop.com, while the away white jersey follows behind at number two.
While this would be impressive under the most normal of circumstances, however there are a few overarching factors that make this a truly incredible achievement.
The first factor, the G.O.A.T., Tom Brady. Brady has stayed at the top of jersey sales rankings for nearly two decades. In fact Brady led the league in merchandise sales for the past 18 years until Patrick Mahomes surpassed him in April.
With Brady heading out of the AFC East division Tua Tagovailoa will compete in, Brady's jersey sales spiked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Then the team unveiled new threads, meaning more incentive to purchase Brady jerseys in Florida.
Curious on how the lefty squares up with his peers? Well, the number one overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Cinicinatti Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow slides in at number eight with his black home jersey behind the recently un-retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Justin Herbert's blue Los Angeles Chargers home threads fall in at 12 behind Burrow's orange alternate jersey.
New Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy's orange number 10 kit sits at 18, while his AFC West rival Henry Ruggs III of the Las Vegas Raiders rests at 25.