Much has been said and written since Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman launched his epic rant on live TV after the NFC championship game on Sunday. Most of it has been negative, and a few have said that Sherman’s word were enough to make people pull for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
I personally don’t have any problem with Sherman and just thought he was just caught up in the moment (people should just give him a pass) and evidently other people feel the same way; Sherman turns out to be one popular fellow. NFLShop.com reports his jersey is now a top-10 seller. Fellow Seahawks players QB Russell Wilson and RB Marshawn Lynch also made the top 10 list.
1 – Peyton Manning – Broncos
2 – Russell Wilson – Seahawks
3 – Colin Kaepernick – 49ers
4 – Tom Brady – Patriots
5 – Drew Brees – Saints
6 – Marshawn Lynch – Seahawks
7 – Adrian Peterson – Vikings
8 – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
9 – Ryan Tannehill – Dolphins
10 – Richard Sherman – Seahawks
Sherman jumped three spots in January alone, passing the likes of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, who sold more jerseys last year than any NFL player ever had sold in a single season.
No Seahawks player ever has finished the season in the top 10 since the league began collecting data for its best-selling jerseys in 2001.
NFLShop.com also notes that Lynch, Sherman and 12th Man jerseys are among the top 10 hot items.