NFL jerseys are kind of like toilet paper; we all have some, but we seem to change them out a lot as new players enter the league, older players fade away or retire, and guys leave teams for a new franchise. It can be frustrating, yet, we still find a way to drop a cool $100 on them in order to rep our team every single week.
Well, this year’s list of the top-selling NFL jerseys was just released and, somewhat surprisingly, there were a few names in the top-10 that were a bit shocking. Sure, there were mainstays like Tom Brady, who finished in the top spot this season, and Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who landed at No. 4, but there were a few others who came out of nowhere to become one of the top NFL jerseys sold during the 2018 season. Take a look below for the full top-10.
Don’t get me wrong, seeing Brady, Elliott and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees so high up there was expected. But to see Chicago Bears all-world defender Khalil Mack in the No. 2 spot is really surprising. I mean, there aren’t too many defensive lineman/linebackers who find themselves so high on the top-selling NFL jerseys each year.
In addition to Mack being the runner-up in this year’s NFL jersey sales, Patrick Mahomes — the first-year starting QB for the Kansas City Chiefs — was quite popular, as were stud rookies Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley. But the biggest surprise might be Pittsburgh Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, who rounded out the top-10. The guy’s a stud, don’t get me wrong, but to overtake some of the other superstars in the NFL? That’s big time for the second-year receiver.
For Tom Brady, he moves into the top spot this year, which is up from No. 2 in the top-selling NFL jerseys from the 2017 season, and is joined by Elliott (last year’s No. 5), Dak Prescott (3) and Carson Wentz (1) as return players from that list — which also included the likes of Russell Wilson (10), Adam Thielen (9), Rob Gronkowski (8), Alejandro Villanueva (7), Aaron Rodgers (6) and Antonio Brown (4).