There is perhaps no better indicator for popularity in the NFL than jersey sales. In a story for ESPN.com, Darren Rovell reported on the National Football League’s leaders in terms of jerseys sold. Included in the top five were two former SEC players, Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU) and Dak Prescott (Mississippi State).
The rankings, which tracked sales from April 1 through October 31, have Beckham and Prescott ranked fourth and fifth, respectively. Beckham is coming off of another multi-touchdown game this past weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles, and has tallied 44 catches for 676 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year. Alongside fellow Dallas Cowboy backfield mate Ezekiel Elliott (whose jersey is No. 1 in sales), Prescott continues to make a great case for NFL Rookie of the Year. He’s now completed nearly two-thirds of his passes for 2,020 yards and a 12/2 TD-to-INT ratio. He has the 7-1 Cowboys in first place in the NFC East.
Both Beckham and Prescott were first-team All-SEC selections while in college. Beckham won the 2013 Paul Hornung Award, while Prescott finished 8th in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting.
Philadelphia QB Carson Wentz and New England QB Tom Brady are second and third, respectively, in terms of total jersey sales in the league.