San Francisco 49ers Most Popular NFL Team In Merchandise Sales

Sept 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone (75) celebrate Kaepernick

According to the NFL’s PR Department, the San Francisco 49ers are the league’s most popular team in regards to merchandise sales. The sales record for the 49ers are based on jerseys and other team apparel sold on NFLshop.com. This is the first time since 1979 San Francisco has topped the NFL merchandise list.

The previous best for the 49ers on the NFL sales list was in 1994 and ’95 when they finished second. Of the top six teams in sales this year, San Francisco is the lone west coast team. The second-place team was the Baltimore Ravens.

Top-five teams in merchandise sales: 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots.

The 49ers were able to top the list mainly because of jersey sales for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and linebacker Patrick Willis. Kaepernick had the fourth-most purchased jersey, while Willis had the tenth-most purchased jersey. The Niners are one of two teams to have two players appear in the top-ten of most purchased jerseys. The Giants were the other team with Victor Cruz (8th) and Eli Manning (9th) leading the way for the G-Men.

Washington Redskins quarterback and Offensive Rookie of the Year winner Robert Griffin III topped the jersey sales list by setting a single-season jersey sales record. The other two players ahead of Kaepernick on the list are future Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis. Willis is the second ranked defensive player on the list.

We all know the excitement Kaepernick generated for Niner fans everywhere by leading the team to a 7-3 record as a starter and to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1995. So it is not too much of a surprise that Kaepernick was fourth-overall on the jersey sales list. But for a quarterback who only has 10 career starts under his belt, it’s quite an accomplishment to out sale so many NFL veterans and future Hall of Famers. Don’t be surprised if Kaep tops the list after next season. Not only because of his play on the field, but also it looks so much better Kaepernicking in a Kaepernick jersey.

Top-selling NFL player jerseys

Rank

Player

1

Robert Griffin III

2

Peyton Manning

3

Ray Lewis

4

Colin Kaepernick

5

Tom Brady

6

Andrew Luck

7

Aaron Rodgers

8

Victor Cruz

9

Eli Manning

10

Patrick Willis

11

Rob Gronkowski

12

J.J. Watt

13

Tim Tebow

14

Russell Wilson

15

Marshawn Lynch

 

Topics: 49ers, 49ers 2013, 49ers Jersey, Colin Kaepernick, Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers

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  • loverpoint

    Tim Tebow outselling Russell Wilson- Ouch!