Russell Wilson would rather have Tom Brady's Super Bowl ring from last year, but the Seahawks quarterback can at least know he dominates his Patriots counterpart in global popularity -- if Jersey sales are an indicator. NFL Players Inc says Wilson retained his spot as the #1 selling NFL Jersey in sales from last March though August, its most recent sales figures. Brady finished #2. The results were the same in the previous sales period.
Wilson jerseys were the #1 item in both men's and women's categories. In t-shirts -- not jerseys -- Peyton Manning led all NFL names, while Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sold the most t-shirts in women's sizes. Popularity may not be perfectly gauged by jersey sales, however. The jerseys sell for a higher price than the other items and last longer. A lot of people just may already have Brady and Manning jerseys, given their combined tenure in the league is 34 years. Russell Wilson has some catching up to do. He's in his fifth year in the NFL.
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