Tom Brady‘s hammerlock on jersey sales has been broken. Another veteran quarterback who has changed teams has taken the lead.
NFL Shop has announced the best-selling jerseys for 2022. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has emerged in the top spot.
The remainder of the top 10 consists of all but two quarterbacks: (2) Bills quarterback Josh Allen; (3) Raiders receiver Davante Adams; (4) Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett; (5) Brady; (6) Patriots quarterback Mac Jones; (7) Rams receiver Cooper Kupp; (8) Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert; (9) Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes; and (10) Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
It’s surprising that Pickett, who likely won’t be the Week One starter in Pittsburgh, landed higher on the list than Brady. Brady’s 40-day retirement probably cost him more than a few sales.
It’s also surprising that Burrow is so low; he’s currently one of the most-hyped, most-liked young players in the league.
Also, Matt Ryan jumped from the Falcons to the Colts, but that wasn’t enough to crack the list. Ditto for Deshaun Watson; Cleveland’s rabid fan base obviously has taken a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the question of whether No. 4 will be on the field in 2022.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, an MVP only three years ago, also missed the cut — as did new Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill.
There’s a good chance, frankly, something will be said about Hill not making the list despite Adams landing at No. 3 on the next episode of It Needed To Be Said.