The NFL has announced the top selling jerseys on NFL.com over the past few months, starting in April and running through mid-July. Who took the top spot? Not surprisingly, it went to Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. Rookie quarterbacks always sell well, and when you add in the hype and charisma that surrounds the Heisman Trophy winner, plus a city starving for wins since returning to the league in 1999, there were not a lot of players that were going to stand between Johnny Football and the top selling jersey.
Behind Manziel, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman round out the top five.
The list of jerseys from the NFL listed the top 25 sellers. Did Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill make the list? He did, coming in as the 19th best selling jersey in the NFL.
Tannehill comes in just before another Florida quarterback, rookie Blake Bortles, who was drafted from the University of Central Florida to play with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tannehill comes in ahead of Seattle safety Earl Thomas, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
The entire list of the 25 jerseys is below:
|1||Johnny Manziel||Cleveland Browns|
|2||Russell Wilson||Seattle Seahawks|
|3||Colin Kaepernick||San Francisco 49ers|
|4||Peyton Manning||Denver Broncos|
|5||Richard Sherman||Seattle Seahawks|
|6||Michael Sam||St. Louis Rams|
|7||Tom Brady||New England Patriots|
|8||Drew Brees||New Orleans Saints|
|9||Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay Packers|
|10||12th Fan||Seattle Seahawks|
|11||Marshawn Lynch||Seattle Seahawks|
|12||LeSean McCoy||Philadelphia Eagles|
|13||Teddy Bridgewater||Minnesota Vikings|
|14||Adrian Peterson||Minnesota Vikings|
|15||Dez Bryant||Dallas Cowboys|
|16||Jadeveon Clowney||Houston Texans|
|17||Robert Griffin III||Washington Redskins|
|18||Blake Bortles||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|19||Ryan Tannehill||Miami Dolphins|
|20||Earl Thomas III||Seattle Seahawks|
|21||J.J. Watt||Houston Texans|
|22||Patrick Willis||San Francisco 49ers|
|23||Cam Newton||Carolina Panthers|
|24||Calvin Johnson||Detroit Lions|
|25||Andrew Luck||Indianapolis Colts|