Finally, Aaron Rodgers overtakes Brett Favre in jersey sales
After matching Brett Favre in terms of Super Bowl victories, Aaron Rodgers has finally passed the quarterback he followed in Green Bay in terms of jersey sales.
Rodgers shot up the charts, in fact, finishing second in the last year from Apri 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, according to Michael McCarthy of USA Today. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was No. 1. No word on what impact Polamalu had on wig sales in the last year.
Favre was still among the most popular jerseys despite a controversial year when he blew off training camp and then got involved in a lewd test messaging scandal with former New York Jets in-house sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. Favre’s Minnesota Vikings jersey was 14th and quarterbacks held 10 of the top 15 spots, including Denver’s Tim Tebow who was No. 5 behind Drew Brees (3rd) and Peyton Manning (4th). Michael Vick rose from No. 20 from the previous year to No. 6. Tom Brady was seventh and Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews finished eighth.
It should be noted that no player has sold more jerseys in the history of the NFL than Favre. Rodgers has a long ways to go to catch him there.
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