The NFL Player’s Association has released its jersey sales list for the 2021-2022 season.
Out of a jam-packed list of the best the league has to offer, New England Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones came in 5th on the list. Jones, unsurprisingly, leads all rookies and rookie quarterbacks in jersey sales, with the only other top 20 rookies being Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields in 8th place and Cincinnati Bengals star receiver Ja’ Marr Chase in 17th place.
Jones’ huge jersey sales follow a fantastic rookie season in which he passed for 3,801 yards and 22 touchdowns with a 67.6% completion rate. Despite a relatively limited playbook at his disposal, he was able to show flashes of excellent passing at all three levels of the pitch.
For his performance, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a substitute. Jones quickly became a fan and team favorite due to his calm demeanor and precise style of play (and also his grid). As he becomes the new face of the most successful football franchise of the 21st century, it’s no surprise that fans are flocking to buy his shirts.
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Of course, it’s also no shock that fans still can’t get enough of the Patriots’ previous showpiece; Current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady once again led the league in jersey sales. Fresh off an MVP-caliber season in which he set the all-time record for passing yards and led the league in passing yards and touchdowns, Brady retained his spot as a leader eternal of the league in jersey sales.
Joining Brady, former New England tight end Rob Gronkowski finished 34th on the list.
Although Brady and Gronkowski may not be sporting the navy blue threads they once wore, the Patriots fanbase remains one of the most intense fanbases in the league – and it’s no surprise that players in the team find themselves at the top of the year in jersey sales. in and year out.