Aaron Rodgers' jersey was the ninth best selling in the NFL this past season. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Rodgers falls to #9 in jersey sales; Kaepernick is tops

We know fame if fleeting – we’re all in for our 15 minutes – but for NFL players such as Aaron Rodgers, fame lasts, for the most part a bit longer.

But consider the top selling NFL jerseys, as recently reported by the NFLShop.com – if you look at the numbers, it looks like Rodgers’ fame is slipping.

Taking the top spot in jersey sales was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, followed closely by last year’s rookie sensations Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III. That’s to be expected. All three of those quarterbacks lit up the NFL last season and are now cashing in on their success.

Right behind them is last season’s MVP, the VikingsAdrian Peterson. Three more quarterbacks Peyton Manning, Ryan Tannehill, and Tom Brady take the fifth through seventh positions. Former Raven Ray Lewis is in the eighth slot, followed by Rodgers and, surprisingly, former Bear Brian Urlacher.

What does this amount to? Not a hell of a lot. It’s nice that Rodgers is in the top 10 and I hope this is just another topic that might give him just a bit more incentive to show the league and its fans that he’s not only the best quarterback in the league, but should also be getting more fan support.

Not that Rodgers really needs any incentive. He’ll be ready come Sept. 8 when the Packers invade San Francisco to take on Kaepernick and his Niners. Packers fans fully expect him to be his dominating self as he and the Packers look for redemption from the season-ending playoff embarrassment the Packers suffered in San Fran.

Jerseys aside, it’s time to get serious about football, not sales.


Player Team
1. Colin Kaepernick 49ers
2. Russell Wilson Seahawks
3. Robert Griffin III Redskins
4. Adrian Peterson Vikings
5. Peyton Manning Broncos
6. Ryan Tannehill Dolphins
7. Tom Brady Patriots
8. Ray Lewis Ravens
9. Aaron Rodgers Packers
10. Brian Urlacher Bears
Source: NFLShop.com

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