James Conner has the NFL’s best-selling rookie jersey

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Steelers running back James Conner was the 105th player chosen in this year’s NFL draft. But he’s first in jersey sales.

According to data released by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Conner’s jersey is the No. 1 best seller among NFL rookies this year. Among all NFL players, only Dak Prescott and Tom Brady have sold more jerseys this year.

Conner’s No. 30 jersey was expected to sell well this year. He’s well-liked among Pittsburgh fans because he was a college star at Pitt, and he has an inspirational back story as a cancer survivor.

The other rookies in the Top 5 in jersey sales are Houston’s Deshaun Watson, Cleveland’s Myles Garrett, Chicago’s Mitch Trubisky and Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt.

22 responses to “James Conner has the NFL’s best-selling rookie jersey

  1. And he will be PIttsburghs #1 next year… maybe even this year if Pitt decides to move on from Bell and trade him before camp!!

  2. I hope he puts up stats as big as his jersey sales. Itd be nice if he could knock Bell’s asking price down to 9mil a year where it should be.

  3. Rooting really hard for this kid after reading his story. Good luck and stay healthy both on and off the field!

    Signed,

    A die hard Ravens fan

  4. Good for him! If I ran the NFL I’d immediately announce that a portion of his jersey sales went to cancer research. The NFL could do so much good gorilla marketing like this

  5. Wait for any other rookie to break out and this “record” will be over in an instant. No one was buying Dak jerseys this time last year.

  6. James Connor is a nice story and I like the kid but no way do you part ways with Bell. Bell as 1 and Connor as the number 2 man is what I’d like to see in the Steelers future.

  7. And by the end of the year it will be Christian McCaffery’s jersey on top… of a dumpster fire. Terrible pick.

  8. Definitely rooting for him to succeed, but I didn’t see him being that talented to last in the NFL, let alone make an opening day roster. Hope I’m wrong

  9. Big PACK guy here. Nice player! But I think when it’s all said-and-done the best RB in the draft was Alvin Cook. The Vike’s snagged him, wish my PACK would have gotten him but that’s ted for ya. Wasteing picks on defense with coaches that can’t develop!!! Fire Capers tbh. Go pack go.

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  10. hakunamangata says:
    Jul 19, 2017 8:08 AM
    Rooting really hard for this kid after reading his story. Good luck and stay healthy both on and off the field!

    Signed,

    A die hard Ravens troll

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    Had to correct your terminology. I am rooting for Connor because as a survivor myself I understand his experience wishing him good health and good luck.

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