Mac Jones had the 5th most popular NFL jersey in 2021

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New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has had an impressive rookie season on and off the pitch.

The NFLPA recently released an updated version of its Top 50 Players list. Jones finished fifth on the jersey sales list.

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Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady found himself at the top of the list with Patrick Mahomes right behind him. Also ahead of Jones were Josh Allen and Joe Burrow.

He beat Dak Prescott, George Kittle, rookie Justin Fields, Aaron Rodgers and Justin Herbert.

Jones’ jersey wasn’t the only popular item. Jones also landed in the top five for college co-branded glasses from GameTime Sidekicks and framed memorabilia from Highland Mint.

The NFLPA List, which was introduced in 2014, represents the only verified ranking of all officially licensed NFL player products sold through online and brick-and-mortar outlets, as reported by more than 80 licensees. NFLPA license. NFLPA licensees generated record retail sales last season with $2.17 billion, the eighth straight year of increases.


Rookie Success

Patriots fans came out in droves to get Jones’ jersey after a successful career start. Before even stepping onto the court, Jones entered his rookie season second in jersey sales.

The quarterback finished 2021 with 3,801 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Jones led New England to a 10-7 season, but the Patriots were eliminated in the Wild Card Round by the Buffalo Bills.

But after Brady’s departure, the Patriots finally headed in the right direction. They found their quarterback of the future in Jones and the fan base seems to agree. They pulled out their wallets and secured their No.10 jersey which they will be wearing for the foreseeable future.

After the failed Cam Newton experiment, it was just what New England needed.


Take the next step

The 2022 season will be crucial for Jones. He will either prove that his performance in his rookie season was no fluke, or he will experience a second crisis.

The front office did its job to help Jones. New England added DeVante Parker to an already impressive lineup of wide receivers that included Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers.

Jones will also be helped by the return of James White. Along with White’s ability to run the ball, he does a great job of catching the ball out of the backfield. The running back has 381 receptions for 3,278 yards and 25 touchdowns. When you combine that with Damian Harris handling most of the ground attack, Jones is poised for success.

Still, it will be an uphill battle for the AFC East. Defending division champions, the Buffalo Bills will continue to be the favorites as long as Josh Allen is under center. The New York Jets also improved with their impressive selections in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft and the Dolphins improved after trading for Tyreek Hill.

But Jones’ popularity will continue to rise if he has another successful season in New England and he will continue to top the jersey sales charts.

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